OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens are counting on having injured running back Ray Rice available for Sunday’s matchup with the unbeaten Houston Texans.

Rice strained his left hip flexor in Baltimore’s 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns. The three-time Pro Bowl star, who left the game in the fourth quarter, has not received an MRI.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh says, “We’ll just be day-to-day with him.”

Harbaugh says he might keep Rice out of practice this week before determining if he can play Sunday.

Backup Bernard Pierce compiled a team-high 57 yards rushing and a touchdown against Cleveland.

The Ravens (1-1) showed progress against the Browns coming off a lopsided loss to Denver, but Harbaugh says his team remains “a work in progress.”

Houston (2-0) beat Baltimore last season 43-13.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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