Initially deemed a minor injury, coach John Harbaugh sent some worry to Ravens fans when he told reporters that Lardarius Webb's back spasms were "lingering" more than the team thought.
However, after undergoing some tests, Webb will be fine as the team takes a cautious approach, according to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson. Webb's back has no structural damage, though rest does appear to be key for him at this time.
With the Ravens thin depth-wise at cornerback, they can't afford to take any chances on Webb. For an injury like this, the silver lining is that it happened early in the preseason, giving him plenty of time to recover by the time the regular season starts.
A year ago, coming off of a torn ACL, Webb recorded 74 tackles, two interceptions and 22 pass deflections. He'll be looking to return to 2011 form, when he was slowly becoming one of the NFL's better cornerbacks. But the ACL injury in 2012 derailed those plans temporarily.
The Ravens should rest Webb for as long as they need to. Risking re-injury doesn't do anyone any favors at this time of the year.