The Baltimore Ravens came out of their week one matchup against the Denver Broncos pretty banged up with injuries to WR/KR Jacoby Jones and RT Michael Oher. There was some good news to come out of the castle yesterday in regards to injury updates.
Jones was injured on a punt return when rookie Brynden Trawick inadvertently ran into Jones buckling his leg that caused a sprained MCL and over the weekend it was reported that Jones would miss four to six weeks. Head Coach John Harbaugh was not definite in his time table for Jones return as he stated,
“We’ll see how that goes with Jacoby,” Harbaugh said. “He has a sprain. It’s not a serious-type thing. But we’ll just have to see how that goes. It’s day-to-day, week-to-week, and we’ll see how fast he can come back.”
Oher was also injured in the Broncos game, and he too was inadvertently hit by his own teammate when Marshal Yanda was knocked into Oher's legs and he suffered an ankle injury. Oher's injury is not thought to be no where near the severity of Jones, but Oher's status is still uncertain. Despite criticism of his play when he was at left tackle, Oher has been very consistent as he has never missed a game in his career.
"Diagnosis is the same with Michael Oher,” Harbaugh said. “Day-to-day, week-to-week.”
It was one of the more well kept secrets of the injury world as Jones was inactive for week one, but no one new why, other than that it was a non-football injury and he was seeing doctors. Over the weekend, the Baltimore Sun reported that Jones was suffering from a viral infection near his heart, and Jones stated on Twitter
"Thank you Lord for the amazing news today," Jones wrote on his Twitter account. "I don't know where I would be with out you. :-) Thank you everyone who kept me in their prayers. The big man upstairs answered.”
Jones has been cleared by doctors to resume activity and Harbaugh was happy to hear the good news,
“Arthur went and saw a specialist. Without getting into the details, I’m going to leave that up to Arthur, but it was very positive, good news,” Harbaugh said. “It seems to have cleared up. He should be good and we’ll just have to see how ready he is to play this week. That obviously will be the issue football-wise. We’ll just see how ready he is to play. Can’t make a prediction on that.”
Thompson has been sidelined since the first preseason game as he has been dealing with a foot injury, and with the uncertainty at wide receiver, getting Thompson back could be a benefit to the Ravens. Harbaugh said that Thompson is getting close, but his availability for this Sunday is still unknown at this point.
Baltimore hopes to get some good news as the week progresses as they continue to prepare for the Cleveland Browns in their home opener on Sunday.
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