Via their injury report Wednesday, the Ravens confirmed that three starters in inside linebacker Ray Lewis, center Matt Birk and left guard Ben Grubbs missed practice.
Lewis, who has sat out the team’s last three contests, has been hobbled by a turf toe injury on his right foot. Birk was listed as dealing with an injured shoulder.
Grubbs’ non-participation was explained as an issue with a toe. It’s not clear if it’s the same big toe on his right foot that prevented Grubbs from playing in six consecutive games earlier in the season.
Cornerback Chris Carr, who has missed the last two contests with a recurring back ailment, also did not practice. But rookie running back Anthony Allen (hamstring) fully practiced.
The Ravens’ opponent on Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts, also had three starters sit out practice. They are linebackers Pat Angerer (knee) and Ernie Sims (toe) and defensive end Dwight Freeney (non-injury related).
Starting tight end Dallas Clark fully participated in Wednesday’s session. Clark has missed the team’s last three contests because of a fibula injury.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun