THURSDAY INJURY REPORT: Ravens @ Bengals

gresham

With the Christmas holiday falling on Wednesday this week, the Ravens and Bengals made a slight adjustment to their respective practice schedules. The teams took the field to begin preparations for their Week 17 clash on Tuesday, while giving the players Wednesday off to spend with their families before getting back to it today. The team’s released “estimated” injury reports on Wednesday to comply with NFL rules.

While this Sunday’s game doesn’t have nearly the ramifications that it would have if the Ravens had won (or if the Bengals had lost) in Week 16, both squads still have plenty to play for. The Ravens need a win and some help to even make the postseason, while Marvin Lewis’ squad needs a win and a New England loss in Buffalo to gain the AFC’s #2 seed and a first-round playoff bye.

The left knee injury that hampered Joe Flacco in practice last week (and obviously impeded him in Sunday’s loss) will again require the quarterback to wear a brace. However, Joe isn’t listed on the injury report at all.

The same cannot be said for key Ravens contributors Arthur Jones (fresh off a great game against New England), who did not practice, Torrey Smith, Elvis Dumervil, or Ray Rice, all of whom participated on a limited basis only. Another starter, center Gino Gradkowski, was also limited.

Here are the full injury reports from Thursday’s practices:

 

RAVENS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Asa Jackson (thigh): DT Arthur Jones (concussion)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION: LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle); C Gino Gradkowski (knee); RB Ray Rice (thigh); WR Torrey Smith (thigh)

FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Albert McClellan (neck)

 

CINCINNATI BENGALS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion); TE Tyler Eifert (neck); TE Jermaine Gresham (hamstring); CB Terence Newman (knee); DT Devon Still (back)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle); LB Vincent Rey (ankle); TE Alex Smith (concussion); OT Andre Smith (ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION: LB James Harrison (concussion)

If you’ve suffered an injury in an auto accident or while at work, give Maryland’s injury lawyers Seigel, Tully and Furrer a call at 410.669.9300 or visit them online at STFLawyers.com. They’re based in Towson, offer free consultations and won’t charge you a fee unless they recover funds for you.

This entry was posted in Blog View, Featured, Injury Report by Derek Arnold. Bookmark the permalink.

About Derek Arnold

Derek Arnold
RSR/ESR Senior Editor. Derek is originally from and a current resident of Pasadena, MD. He’s a graduate of UMBC and has been a lifelong Baltimore sports fan. In 2007 he founded B’More Birds’ Nest, where he wrote about the Ravens and Orioles before joining RSR in 2012. Derek’s work has...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

Sports Media Sells Dirty Laundry For Profit

As a fan of the Ravens I’m so done with the Ray Rice drama. As the publisher of Russell Street Report I’m exhausted by the topic. And as a follower of this site you are probably nodding your...read more

Don’t Look Now, But The Ravens Can Run The Ball

Don't look now but the Ravens can run the football. Much of the Ravens offseason was spent getting back to what Baltimore has usually done best on offense: running the football. The Lions hired ...read more

FANTASY LINKS: Taliaferro Should Be Your Top Priority

For optimal lineups and player analytics as well as game projections, visit numberFire to gain an edge on your competition! Lorenzo Taliaferro Should Top Your Waiver Priority for Week 4 Ravens p...read more

Two-Minute Drill: Week 4

First and foremost, the NFL is not the BCS. Style points don't matter. Only wins matter. The Ravens won on Sunday and are in second place as they near the "quarter pole." Sure the victory left some...read more

STEVE BISCIOTTI INTERVIEW: The Complete Transcript

Steve, obviously this is a pretty aggressive approach. Why did you guys choose in this manner to respond to this story? (Jeff Zrebiec) “You think our response was aggressive?” No, but why did y...read more

View More