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Jameel McClain has a Sprained MCL

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Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Jameel McClain suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament (MCL) in the Ravens’ 24-16 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals this past week.

McClain will be rested in practice this week, but the injury shouldn’t be any cause for concern, according to head coach John Harbaugh.

“It will be something that he’ll deal with during the course of this week,” Harbaugh said, via The Carroll County Times.

The four-year veteran has played an integral role in the success the Ravens defense has had in 2011.

When All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis was forced to miss four games due to a right turf toe injury, McClain did an admirable job filling the shoes of Lewis. And as a result, the Ravens defense didn’t miss a beat.

McClain appeared in all 16 games for the Ravens, recording a career-high 84 tackles, which was good for second on the team behind Lewis’ 95.