Ravens coach John Harbaugh acknowledged today that Gillmore’s back hasn’t responded well and he won’t play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, and he “potentially” could be placed on season-ending injured reserve.
“It’s not working out,” Harbaugh said. “His back flared up again. He also has the [sore] shoulder. It’s not looking good for Crockett right now.”
In his first year as a starter, Gillmore has 33 catches for 412 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games. He missed two October games with a calf injury and he hurt his back in the Dec. 6 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
“Maybe he’ll come back tomorrow and I’ll hear, 'Crockett is feeling great and he’ll be out there Sunday,' ” Harbaugh said. “I’m just being more honest than I usually am probably. Maybe I’m as frustrated as everybody, I guess. I’m sure [Chiefs coach Andy Reid] is appreciative of that.”