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Report: Bernard Pierce Has Sprained Knee, No Structural Damage

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The second-year running should be fine in a matter of days, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Bernard Pierce's knee suffered no structural damage, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Bernard Pierce's knee suffered no structural damage, according to the Baltimore Sun.
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Though he sprained his knee against the Buccaneers, Ravens backup running back won't spend much time away from the football.

According to Aaron Wilson at the Baltimore Sun, Pierce, who injured his left knee at the end of a 20-yard touchdown run, did not suffer any structural damage to his knee.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Bernard pierce suffered no structural damage to knee but sprained it and out a few days at least per a source</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/statuses/366304091703492608">August 10, 2013</a></blockquote>
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Following Saturday's practice, Harbaugh declined to comment on any injuries that he didn't deem serious, which included Pierce's and receiver Deonte Thompson's (ankle).

This is positive news for the Ravens, who are counting on a one-two punch between starter Ray Rice and Pierce. Pierce is an ideal change of pace for Rice as both backs contain contrasting skill sets.

There's a possibility that Rice and Pierce get on the field together at times this season. Both backs saw one play in the same formation in Baltimore's Super Bowl win against San Francisco. This past Tuesday, quarterback Joe Flacco said he thinks there's a chance for both backs to work together at the same time.

"[Rice] is who he is because he can run some routes out of the backfield, he can run some routes out of the slot -- little things here and there," Flacco said. "I'm sure there are opportunities to do that."

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