Ravens RB expected to miss at least one game, Tyus Bowser remains in limbo

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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh held his usual post-weekend press conference on Monday and it was a fairly soft one as no true breaking news emerged from it.

That, of course, is good news for the Ravens after their shaky start to the season on the injury front. On Monday, only one injury was announced by Harbaugh, concerning the Ravens' backfield.

Ravens' rookie running back Keaton Mitchell is facing a potential one-game absence due to a hamstring injury sustained in the third quarter of Sunday's victory over the Detroit Lions, Harbaugh revealed.

Although not categorized as severe, Harbaugh outlined Mitchell's status as "week to week," hinting at a slim chance for his participation in the upcoming game against the Cardinals in Arizona.

However, there is optimism for his return on November 5 against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 9 already past the trade deadline scheduled for Oct. 31. Harbaugh said "It's not a severe hamstring," adding "It will be week-to-week. Outside chance for this week, more possible for next week."

Mitchell had his first touch of his career on an offensive snap last Sunday and he turned it into a 9-yard gain. Mitchell finished Sunday having appeared on just 12 snaps, predominantly on special teams.

Harbaugh provided another small update on the status of outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, who has been on the non-football injury list with a lingering knee issue.

The coach acknowledged that there is "no resolution yet," concerning Bowser, who was initially expected to be ready for Week 4 of the regular season after missing the Ravens' offseason program and training camp.

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Bowser met team doctors last week but it looks like either they have still not cleared him to play, or the sevent-year veteran is refusing to return under his current fitness and personal feelings about his body.

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