Haloti Ngata injury: Ravens DT not expected to have surgery

Dilip Vishwanat

The Pro Bowl defensive tackle is set for an MRI today.

Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata likely will not need surgery, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Ngata injured his left knee during Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night. He was injured in the third quarter and did not return to the game.

Ngata is scheduled to have an MRI on Tuesday. According to Wilson, sources said they "would be surprised if Ngata has any major ligament damage and are hopeful that it's just a sprained medial collateral ligament."

After the game, Ngata said he felt a lot better and that his knee was just numb. According to Lindsay Jones of USA Today, Ngata "literally jogged through hotel lobby after leaving something behind in his room."

The four-time Pro Bowler just finished his seventh year in the NFL, all with the Ravens. He's a two-time First-Team All-Pro. Ngata missed one game this year, recording 50 tackles and five sacks.

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