Nine days ago, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee. It was speculated that the 31-year-old receiver would miss the rest of the regular season to recover.
In fact, head coach John Harbaugh believed it’d be tight if Boldin could return if the Ravens had to play wildcard weekend.
However, the renowned Dr. James Andrews apparently has worked some magic. On Friday, Andrews cleared Boldin to play Sunday at Cincinnati, according to John Clayton of ESPN.
For the season, Boldin has 57 receptions for 887 yards and three touchdowns.
A Boldin return would do wonders for a Ravens team desperate for a win, because with a win, Baltimore wraps up the AFC North and a first-round bye in the postseason.
If the Ravens win and the New England Patriots lose to the Buffalo Bills, Baltimore would earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC and home-field advantage all the way to the Super Bowl.