Ravens Escape Jaguars With Few Injuries

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 23: Safety Emanuel Cook #26 of the Baltimore Ravens winches in pain before being carted off the field against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on August 23, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Ravens won, 48-17. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The good news is that none of the key starters on the Baltimore Ravens sustained any significant injury in Thursday night's 48-17 thumping of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Right guard Marshal Yanda was held out of the game for precautionary reason after tweaking his leg earlier in the week during practice when another player fell on it. This should be no worry, as Yanda is a veteran and can miss a game or two at this point of the preseason and still be ready fro week one of the regular season.

The backups weren't as lucky as the starters in the injury department. The biggest news was that safety Emanuel Cook broke his lower leg and had to be carted off the field. According to head coach John Harbaugh, it appears to be a season-ending injury for Cook.

Safety Sean Considine sustained a concussion and also according to Harbaugh, it was his second one on top of the one he had from last week's game. Two head injuries in two weeks could result in a prolonged rest in the player's best interests. Corey Graham had a minor injury known as a stinger and his status for next week remains up in the air.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith had a few people worrying when he limped off the field early in the game against the Jaguars. Although his coach and trainers said he needed to shut it down for the night, Smith insisted he just needed to walk it off and then returned to the game, finishing with eight catches for over 100 yards.

All in all, the injuries continue to be minor in comparison to the alternative and the Ravens will probably rest the majority of their starters for most if not all of the final preseason game, meaning that the team should expect to head into the regular season as healthy as can reasonably be expected in such a violent game as pro football.

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