Baltimore Ravens injury report heading into a battle with the Bills
The Baltimore Ravens will soon be taking on the Buffalo Bills. Here is a look at the injury report moving forward:
The Baltimore Ravens have four players listed on their injury report, which is a pretty incredible start for the Ravens, who have had so many injury problems in recent years. Baltimore comes into the season opener about as unscathed as they have been in the Harbaugh era. Let’s take a look at the injury report and what it means.
Ravens listed as questionable:
- Kenny Young
- Maurice Canady
Because there is no longer a probable status, questionable is usually a sign that the player in question will play. The Ravens defense certainly could use both Kenny Young and Maurice Canady. Assuming Young is good to go, he should rotate into the game at the weak side inside linebacker next to C.J. Mosley. While Patrick Onwuasor will get the start, Young will be involved. Young is the better athlete in space and pass coverage is going to be what brings Young onto the field.
The Ravens secondary is without Jimmy Smith for the first four games of the season. While the Bills receivers aren’t the scariest group, the Ravens need all the defensive back help they can get in the first four games. If Canady can play, that will be huge for Baltimore.
Ravens listed as Out
- Hayden Hurst
- Willie Henry
The Ravens should be fine without Willie Henry in this game. Henry is a good defensive tackle, but the Ravens should be able to get good push with the rest of their defensive front. Run defense is going to be crucial in this game. As long as the Ravens have Brandon Williams and Brent Urban, the Ravens defense should be set to stop LeSean McCoy and the Bills run game.
Hurst being out hurts the most. Hurst, is far and away the Ravens best tight end. We’ll see if a player like Mark Andrews, or maybe even Maxx Williams can replace some of what Hurst gives the Ravens. Andrews looked phenomenal in the last preseason game of the season. We’ll have to see if he can get the job done in the regular season.