The Baltimore Ravens are dealing with a number of key injuries heading into Sunday’s regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Head coach John Harbaugh opened his press conference Monday with a rundown of all the injuries.
Wide receiver Anquan Boldin is “doing very, very well” after undergoing surgery to repair a meniscus tear last week. “The swelling has gone down. He continues to progress,” Harbaugh said, via CSNBaltimore.com.
Boldin is expected to to miss Sunday’s game at Cincinnati, but should be ready to return in time for the Ravens’ postseason run.
Place-kicker Billy Cundiff’s sore calf on his plant leg is “doing really well.” As to whether he will kick this week after sitting out last Saturday’s game against Cleveland, Harbaugh said, “We’ll have to see. We’ll know more on Wednesday or Thursday.”
Shayne Graham would fill-in for Cundiff for a second straight week if Cundiff is unable to go. However, if Cundiff is able to give it a go, Graham will be released.
“We won’t carry two kickers,” Harbaugh said.
Right guard Marshal Yanda had to exit last Saturday’s game with bruises on his ribs and thigh.
“We’ll see how he does on that. They are good (serious) bruises,” Harbaugh said.
Defensive Tackle Cory Redding was forced to miss his first game Saturday because of a sore ankle.
As for how he looked Monday, Harbaugh said, “he looked good today.”
Inside linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and cornerback Cary Williams both suffered concussions that knocked them out of Saturday’s 20-14 victory over the Browns.
“Both are looking decent today, but with concussions, you never know. We’ll keep our fingers crossed,” Harbaugh said.
And last but not least, wide receiver and kick returner David Reed was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL.