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Chris Canty had surgery for infection; Asa Jackson (toe) likely to be placed on short-term IR

Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty underwent surgery to address an infection that spread to his thumb, and will be sidelined for a few weeks, according to coach John Harbaugh.

"Chris Canty had an infection in his wrist through his thumb that swelled up on him last week," Harbaugh said. "They didn't know what it was. They took about three days. They thought it might be the gout, [but] it turned out to be an infection. We found out on Friday. He had to have a surgery on it, and he's in the hospital through the weekend. He's out maybe today, but he's going to be a couple weeks with that. That takes a while."

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With Canty out of the lineup, the Ravens will turn toward a combination of DeAngelo Tyson, Pernell McPhee and Lawrence Guy.

Starting cornerback Asa Jackson has a severely sprained toe and might be placed on injured reserve-designated to return, Harbaugh said.

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If he's placed on that list, Jackson will miss at least eight games.

Left guard Kelechi Osemele has a bruised right knee and a slight hyperextension, but should be fine.

Osemele characterized the injury as minor after Sunday's game in Indianapolis.

"K.O. is OK.," Harbaugh said. "He had a bruise. It turned out to be a bruise from hyperextension a little bit, but he played the rest of the game. He's sore, but he looks OK.

Meanwhile, strong safety Matt Elam has a shoulder contusion that he played throughout the game with. After the game, Elam had an ice pack on his right shoulder. He downplayed the severity of the injury.

"He's a tough guy that played the rest of the way," Harbaugh said. "He should be OK."

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