Lardarius Webb, Gino Gradkowski need offseason surgery

Lardarius Webb (pictured) and Gino Gradkowski will have minor surgical procedures this offseason. - Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Webb has a sports hernia and Gradkowski has a minor knee issue.

The Ravens came out of the 2013 season relatively injury free with their starting lineup.

Only two players will require offseason surgery, with both being minor procedures. Cornerback Lardarius Webb finished the season battling a sports hernia that gave him a lot of pain and center Gino Gradkowski had a minor right knee issue pop up toward the end of the year.

Coach John Harbaugh announced these upcoming surgeries in his end-of-season press conference on Tuesday.

Gradkowski's knee injury is cartilage-related, with the surgery needed to clean up the problem. Harbaugh likened Webb's sports hernia to one that cornerback Jimmy Smith had last year. Smith elected for in-season surgery a year ago.

Major injuries weren't that big of a problem for the Ravens in 2013. They ended their season with five players on the injured reserve list. Those players were D.J. Bryant, Adrian Hamilton, Aaron Mellette, Kelechi Osemele and Brandon Stokley.

Osemele and Stokley were the biggest names to go down for the year. Osemele decided to have surgery to aid an ailing back that put him on IR. Stokley suffered a concussion late in the season after battling through a groin injury.


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