THURSDAY INJURY REPORT: Ravens vs. Vikings

Picture 3

Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback Christian Ponder suffered a concussion in the team’s overtime loss to Chicago last week, and was replaced by backup Matt Cassel. It looks like the former Kansas City Chief will also be lining up under center this week when the Vikings visit Charm City.

Cassel has started two games in his career against the Ravens, both while a member of the Chiefs. The first was the 2010 Wild Card playoff, a game in which the Ravens battered Cassel to the tune of 9/18 for 70 yards, 3 INT, 3 sacks, and a QB rating of 20.4. The Ravens won that game 30-7.

In Cassel’s second shot at the Ravens, he wasn’t much better. Playing at home again in Week 6 of 2012, he went 9/15 for 92 yards with 2 interceptions for a passer rating of 38.1. He was the main reason the Ravens were able to come out on top in that ugly one, 9-6.

To say that Cassel isn’t looking forward to playing the Ravens again – especially in their house – is probably a bit of an understatement.

However, this year’s Ravens have already lost to two backup quarterback’s – Cleveland’s Jason Campbell and Chicago’s Josh McCown – so Sunday’s result is anything but a foregone conclusion. If Adrian Peterson gets untracked against the Baltimore defense, all bets are off.

Here are the injury reports for Thursday’s practices:

 

RAVENS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle); S Brynden Trawick (ankle); CB Asa Jackson (thigh)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DE Chris Canty (shoulder); WR Brandon Stokley (knee); CB Lardarius Webb (abs)

FULL PARTICIPATION: CB Jimmy Smith (concussion)

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Larry Dean (knee); RB Adrian Peterson (groin); QB Christian Ponder (concussion); CB Josh Robinson (chest); TE Kyle Rudolph (foot);

LIMITED PARTICIPATION: DE Jared Allen (finger); LB Chad Greenway (wrist); S Jamarca Sanford (ankle); DT Sharif Floyd (illness)

FULL PARTICIPATION: RB Matt Asiata (shoulder); DT Fred Evans (knee); DE Everson Griffen (toe); S Andrew Sendejo (toe)

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

One Rave about “THURSDAY INJURY REPORT: Ravens vs. Vikings

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

RAVENS LINKS: What Flacco Needs to Be

Five Things That Need to Go Right for The Ravens in 2014 Phil Gentile of the Purple Reign Show lists five things that the Ravens have to do in 2014. The 5th thing - and the most important thing - h...read more

Former Teammate Takes Swipe at Ray Rice

The Ray Rice backlash is not going away anytime soon. When he travels to other stadiums the activists will follow and vitriolic fans with nothing better to do with their sad little lives will make ...read more

Which Raven Is Ranked 3rd Best 3-4 OLB in the NFL?

Does anyone want to take a guess as to who Pro Football Focus (PFF) has ranked as their third best 3-4 outside linebacker through three preseason games? Anyone? Here’s a hint: The last time he...read more

Campanaro Set For Preseason Finale in NOLA

For three years in high school, Ravens rookie wide receiver Michael Campanaro dazzled on the football field under the Friday Night Lights at River Hill High School in a quiet section of Clarksville, M...read more

Ravens QB’s Turn to a New Color

Quarterbacks throughout the league almost always wear a third color during practices – a color that stands out and apart from those worn by the offense and the defense. The idea, mostly for the b...read more

View More