OWINGS MILLS — The Baltimore Ravens placed starting right offensive guard Marshal Yanda on injured reserve Tuesday with three torn ligaments in his right knee, officially ending his season.
Yanda tore his anterior cruciate, medial collateral and lateral collateral ligaments during the final two minutes of the Ravens’ 31-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The former third-round draft pick from
Right offensive tackle Adam Terry, center-guard-blocking tight end Chris Chester and rookie third-round pick Oniel Cousins are among the candidates to replace Yanda in the starting lineup.
"That was one of those jaw-droppers," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday night during his weekly radio program. "He was shocked by what happened. We’re going to have to find a way to replace him and it’s not going to be easy. To replace Marshal Yanda the way he had been playing is not going to be an easy task."
Meanwhile, the Ravens also placed rookie linebacker Tavares Gooden, a third-round pick from the
"Tavares has been struggling with a hip all year," Harbaugh said. "There’s something he’s had his whole life that has to be corrected that has been flaring up for the past 12 months.
"We were hoping to get him through the season. The pain is excruciating and he’s fought through it and couldn’t really do it any longer."
The Ravens promoted tight end Edgar Jones and wide receiver Ernie Wheelwright from the practice squad to fill Yanda and Gooden’s roster spots.
Wheelwright’s promotion may signal bad news about injured wide receiver Demetrius Williams, who underwent an MRI on Monday for a lower leg injury.
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The inaugural draft pick in franchise history,
Drafted fourth overall out of UCLA in 1996 after the organization opted against selecting troubled
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