Jen Royle: Injuries Still Hurting Ravens Offense
I wish I had better news for Ravens fans regarding WR Lee Evans and G Ben Grubbs, but I don’t. I do, however, have promising news for DT Haloti Ngata who was sidelined for two days this week with a neck injury, one John Harbaugh called one of those “mid-season type things” today when he addressed the media. Grubbs did practice this week but was limited and is therefore not likely going to play Sunday night when the Ravens take on the Steelers in Pittsburgh, the last team Grubbs faced this season.
“I made it t through three practices and I’m still walking,” Grubbs said. “It’s up to the coaches. I know they’d like me out there and I want to be out there and the team wants me out there but the last thing I want to do is hurt the team. I guess we’ll know Sunday at 8:30.
“It would be a great comeback. This is like my second week… It will be a huge game for me. I just want to make sure my health is my main priority. If I can’t go, I can’t go.”
Lee Evans is definitely out since the wideout hasn’t practiced all week. Unfortunately for Evans, who says this is the first time he’s been injured like this, the Ravens could use an extra set of arms this weekend with Boldin and rookie Torrey Smith being possibly the only two targets Joe Flacco is comfortable throwing to in a game of this magnitude. Both coach Harbaugh and Evans said today the IR was not an option and it hasn’t even been discussed since Evans is progressing each week. The question remains, however, when will we see Evans in uniform and helping this struggling offense reach their goal: the Super Bowl?
“It’s very frustrating,” Evans said. “I haven’t dealt with injury much in my career so this is new territory for me. It’s part of it. It happens to everyone in the game and you have to deal with it. I’m looking at it as a learning process as well but I’m doing anything and everything to get back out on the field.”