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Although Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has a sprained knee, coach John Harbaugh said the former Maryland standout has avoided tearing any ligaments and hasn't been ruled out for future games.

Smith underwent a magnetic resonance imaging exam Monday to confirm that he hadn't incurred further damage to his right knee

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Smith played 15 snaps and had no catches Sunday during a 28-13 win over the Miami Dolphins where he aggravated a preexisting knee problem during warmups and experienced swelling. He was used as a decoy on Sunday and wasn't targeted for any passes.

"Torrey doesn't have any torn things in his knee, he has a sprain, so we'll just have to monitor that day to day and see if he makes it to the game," Harbaugh said Monday. "He made it to the last game. He didn't damage it any further, but he just wasn't able to be 100 percent. We all appreciate him gutting it out and giving us what he had. He showed a lot of toughness."

Meanwhile, Harbaugh confirmed a Baltimore Sun report that nickel back Danny Gorrer had torn his medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments and has been declared out for the season. Gorrer will undergo surgery and will be placed on injured reserve. In four games with the Ravens since being claimed off waivers from the Detroit Lions, Gorrer had 17 tackles and one interception.

"You feel for Danny," Harbaugh said. "Danny came in here and just did a heck of a job, and your heart goes out to him. He was only getting better. I just could see the disappointment on his face getting on the plane and in the locker room after the game and just how crushed he was."

Gorrer becomes the fourth Ravens cornerback to suffer a season-ending injury this season, joining Jimmy Smith (Lisfranc foot injury), Tramain Jacobs (hamstring), Aaron Ross (torn Achilles).

With Gorrer sidelined, the Ravens intend to play reserve cornerback Rashaan Melvin. The former Dolphins cornerback was signed in November and hasn't played in a game this season.

Cornerback Anthony Levine suffered a concussion against the Dolphins and remains under the  NFL concussion protocol, but his symptoms began subsiding Sunday.

"We'll keep our fingers crossed," Harbaugh said. "That's unpredictable."

Rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore didn't play Sunday due to a back injury, but an MRI confirmed there's no structural damage.

"Really good news for us," Harbaugh said. "We'll try to work him back in. He'll play in the game if he's ready to go."

Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro sustained a minor foot-ankle sprain and is regarded as day to day. Taliaferro rushed for 35 yards on seven carries Sunday.

Veteran running back Justin Forsett emerged unscathed after rushing for 71 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries after missing time in practice last week with an ankle injury.

"Justin seemed good," Harbaugh said. "He came out of it in good shape."

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