The Ravens have placed left tackle Ronnie Stanley and right guard Tyre Phillips on injured reserve, the team announced Tuesday, after both starters suffered ankle injuries in Sunday’s 28-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The moves open up three spots on the Ravens' 53-man roster leading up to Sunday’s road game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Stanley, who signed a five-year, $98.8 million extension last Friday, suffered a season-ending ankle injury when his leg was rolled up on by Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Stanley will undergo surgery. The NFL Network reported that Stanley fractured and dislocated his ankle and also likely tore ligaments.
“It looks like a good prognosis long-term,” Harbaugh said. “I was even told he’ll probably be back in May for OTAs, but that’s a long way away.”
Phillips, a rookie third-round draft pick from Mississippi State, suffered a high-ankle sprain, Harbaugh said Monday, an injury that can take four to six weeks to heal in severe cases. By going on IR, he will have to miss at least three games.
Right tackle Orlando Brown Jr. shifted to fill Stanley’s spot during Sunday’s game, and veteran D.J. Fluker, who signed this offseason as a free agent, took over at right tackle. Patrick Mekari filled in at right guard for Phillips, with Ben Powers and rookie Ben Bredeson backing him up.
>> Practice squad tight end Eli Wolf has been placed on the injured list. Fellow tight end Xavier Grimble has been restored to the practice quad after an injury.
>> Long snapper Nick Moore, offensive lineman Will Holden, tight end Sean Culkin and safety Geno Stone were protected from being signed off the practice squad.