Ravens’ Upshaw Healthy And Ready For His First NFL Game
The Ravens come into Monday’s match-up against the Bengals relatively healthy. Here’s a look at the injury report for Baltimore’s upcoming game against Cincinnati.
Jah Reid, OT, (leg): Doubtful
Tackle Jah Reid suffered a leg injury during minicamp, and has since been fighting to get back to practice. Unfortunately for Reid, it appears as though he will not be able to play on Monday. But Reid believes he’s not too far from returning to the field.
“Yeah, it’s definitely getting better,” Reid said. “It’s a process. It’s something I’ve got to take care of.”
Baltimore has had a lot of movement on the offensive line, especially in the tackle position. Reid’s absence definitely hinders the team as far as depth, but barring an injury, the impact of his loss is minimal
Asa Jackson, CB, (illness): Questionable
Asa Jackson is currently questionable with an illness. When asked about Jackson’s availability for Monday, Harbaugh was non-committal.
“He is sick, gastrointestinal issues,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “We’ve all had those, so that should paint a vivid picture for everybody.”
Though he’s a rookie, Jackson showed flashes of playmaking ability during the preseason on special teams. If he’s unable to play, the Ravens would lose a playmaker on special teams. In a game that could very well come down to field position, the possible absence of Jackson could hinder the unit.
Sean Considine, S, (head): Probable
Considine was reported to have suffered a concussion in both the 2nd and 3rd preseason game for Baltimore. But Considine says that the reports aren’t entirely accurate.
“I had one concussion in that second game, and I probably shouldn’t have tried to play in that third game,” Considine said. “That was all on me. I just had some symptoms come up from the original. It was one concussion. That’s definitely better than having two. So I’m not too worried about that.”
The Ravens have taken it easy with him since the symptoms reoccurred in the 3rd preseason game. But Considine has recently been cleared by his medical doctors to resume practice after passing his baseline test. He is expected to play on Monday.
Courtney Upshaw, LB, (shoulder): Probable
When Courtney Upshaw reinjured his shoulder during the final preseason game, many Ravens fans feared the worst. But Upshaw has practiced the past few days and appears ready for the first start of his NFL career. However, the Ravens will definitely be keeping an eye on the former Alabama LB to make sure he doesn’t reinjure his shoulder for a second time.
The Ravens could use all the pass rushers they can get with Andy Dalton and A.J. Green coming into town. Even though Upshaw is inexperienced, his talent as a pass rusher is extremely valuable. The Ravens are a better team with Upshaw than without him
Yanda, who suffered an MCL sprain during training camp, says he’s completely healed and should start against the Bengals. Neither Ed Dickson nor Dennis Pitta appeared on the injury report this week for Baltimore, leading one to believe that both will play on Monday.
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