Ravens vs. 49ers Injury Report
By Brett Foote
Nov 3, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess (15) runs the ball past Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) for a touchdown in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Since teams are not required to release an official injury report during the preseason, we are left to essentially guess who will and will not play. Alas, we can do just that. Some guys we know for sure will not play, and others are sort of up in the air. We have to look at coachspeak, and pay attention to clues. Here is a look at the latest Ravens vs. 49ers injury report for tonight’s preseason game.
Out (for sure)
John Harbaugh has already ruled Webb (back) out of the first two preseason games, and he could perhaps miss more time depending on how his back feels in a couple of weeks. Cody is on PUP as he recovers from offseason surgery.
Most likely out
Rackey is still recovering from a pretty bad concussion. Given the league’s stance on head injuries these days, we highly doubt the team would risk putting him out there, especially in a meaningless game. Smith (groin) returned to practice Monday but didn’t participate in team drills. He is a critical piece of the defense and the team likely won’t rush him.
Jernigan returned to team drills Monday after missing some time and has made it publicly known that he intends to play tonight. The coaches may beg to differ, however, and make him take a little more time. Camps is still nursing a rib injury and has little to gain from going out there and getting more banged up.
Don’t be surprised if all of these guys are held out as a precaution. While both teams are going to go out and compete, they are also both smart franchises with smart coaches who won’t take unnecessary risks.