It’s feared that Yanda has torn his anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral collateral ligament.
It was initially diagnosed as a sprained knee by team officials, and Yanda was on crutches following the Ravens’ 31-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
"It’s tough to see anybody go down like he did," left guard Ben Grubbs said. "I know Marshal is a tough guy and he’s going to bounce back from it.”
Yanda was replaced by center-guard-tight end Chris Chester, a former second-round draft pick who has been unable to claim a starting position on the line.
"I know there’s always a chance that I’ll be needed, and the coaches prepared me all week,"
Yanda’s was the most serious injury, but not the only one reported afterward.
Return specialist Yamon Figurs suffered a left knee contusion. Offensive tackle Jared Gaither hurt his shoulder and his knee. And rookie safety Tom Zbikowski left the game with a shoulder injury and didn’t return.
Although running back Willis McGahee left the game in the second half, he just appears to be banged-up and not injured.
Offensive tackle Willie Anderson got dinged, too, but wasn’t listed on the injury report.
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