Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele likely to miss rest of 2013 season

Kelechi Osemele will likely be shelved for the rest of the season due to his lingering back injury. - USA TODAY Sports

Osmele has had a lingering back injury all season.

As if Baltimore's offensive line issues couldn't get any worse.

It looks as if the unit will be without starting left guard Kelechi Osemele for the remainder of the 2013 season.



Osemele has been dealing with a bulging disk in his back for some time. He's been playing hurt and has commented about the pain recently. It appeared he wanted to hold out for offseason surgery, though that's not the case anymore.

With Osemele out for this week's game against the Browns, A.Q. Shipley will likely step in at left guard. He relieved Osemele when his back acted up early against the Dolphins.


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