The Baltimore Ravens will walk into a tough home opener against the Cleveland Browns feeling the early case of injuries after only one week into the regular season. Baltimore already knows they will be without running back Danny Woodhead after he suffered a hamstring injury at the end of the first drive of the 2017 season.
Heading into Week 2, the Ravens released their final injury report with no surprises and two key players that are questionable for the game. Here are the full reports for both teams.
Ravens declare Za'darius Smith, Sheldon Price and Jaylen Hill out for Sunday. Tim Williams (illness) is questionable.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) September 15, 2017
WR Michael Campanaro (ankle) has also been added to injury report. He's questionable.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) September 15, 2017
Za'Darius Smith being ruled out is not a surprise. The team did catch a break, though, as it sounds he will be back at some point. It really did look like they lost Smith for the rest of the season in Cincinnati. His replacement, 2017 3rd round pick Tim Williams, is questionable with an illness. However, Williams did participate in practice after the portion that was open to the media today. Most expect the rookie Alabama linebacker to play in his first NFL game, on Sunday.
Michael Campanaro was a late addition today, as he was limited with an ankle injury in practice. Losing Campanaro would be a huge blow, not only to the return game, but on the offense as a whole, considering the fact they were going to use Campanaro as a way to replace Woodhead. The Ravens better hope their often-injured 2014 7th-round pick is on the field Sunday. They need him, and the time is now for Campanaro to show what he can do. If he can stay healthy.