As expected, the Baltimore Ravens designated injured outside linebacker David Ojabo as one of the players to sit at the press conference table in London on Thursday considering his roots and his British upbringing.
Clifton Brown of BaltimoreRavens.com shared a bit of Ojabo's background, which includes being born in Nigeria but moving to Scotland for eight years for ages 7-15 before he moved to the United States.
Ojabo, one of the many Ravens currently injured, was debating between undergoing surgery and miss the rest of the season, or instead rehabbing his ankle/knee issues aiming at returning later this year.
The edge rusher confirmed on Thursday that while being laced on IR will force him to miss at least two more games, he is "working really hard to be out there," adding that "through God's grace I'll be out there soon."
Most importantly, Ojabo revealed that while there is "no timetable right now," he is "just rehabbing, taking it day by day."
These are great news for the Ravens as long as it is true that Ojabo can eventually return to the field at some point later this season and help Baltimore in their postseason run if they make it to the playoffs.
Ojabo was placed on IR back on Oct. 1 and he has already missed two games, with at least two more to go. Ojabo already missed all of last season barring a couple of games at the end of it when he handled just a handful of snaps with the Ravens.
Baltimore signed veteran linebackers Kyle Van Noy and Jadeveon Clowney to fill a depleted pass-rushing unit that has missed Ojabo and fellow outside linebacker Odafe Oweh as both went down injured.
Oweh missed Thursday's practice, the same as Wednesday's. He's a (very) long shot to make it to the field on Sunday to face the Titans in Week 6 considering he's not been with the rest of the group for a good while (he was initially injured in Week 2) and could be a few weeks from returning.
Other than that, the Ravens announced one of the cleanest injury reports so far this season with every player listed in it getting full participation in yesterday's practice with the exception of safety Geno Stone, who at least returned albeit in a limited way.
Stone (hamstring) was limited and running back Keaton Mitchell, although a full participant, needs to be activated and moved to the 53-man roster for the remainder of the season if Baltimore wants to use him in any game going forward.
The Tennessee Titans, who traveled to London Thursday evening, have already ruled out three players who didn't even make the trip with the rest of the team, including their second-best wide receiver Treylon Burks (knee).
Burks stayed in the USA nursing his injury along with LB Luke Gifford (hamstring) and cornerback Elijah Molden (hamstring).