The reasoning for Terrance West’s lack of burst, and snaps, against the Cleveland Browns is becoming clear. The tailback is working through a soft-tissue injury.
Ravens RB Terrance West dealing with a soft-tissue injury. Day-to-day thing. That explains why he only got 15 snaps yesterday.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) September 18, 2017
Dealing with a soft-tissue injury isn’t easy, and as Zrebiec mentions in his tweet, it is clear why the Ravens limited him against the Browns yesterday. The Ravens may have found his interim replacements though, as Javorius Allen and Alex Collins both produced in Week 2.
This is more bad news for the Ravens, as two weeks in, two of their ballcarriers have suffered injury. They’re now down to their fourth-round pick, Buck, and Alex Collins, a former fifth-round pick.
If there is a silver lining, it’s both of the healthy backs worked hard and helped secure the win at home yesterday. Harbaugh trusts both to get the job done, and we noticed this as Collins received snaps after his fumble in the fourth quarter.