After a dominating performance in the Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins, the Ravens remain on the healthier side in terms of injuries. This Friday’s practice had all but a few players present. Though fans shouldn't be worried, those absent are set to be key contributors in upcoming weeks.
#Ravens Week 2 Game status— Baltimore Beatdown (@BmoreBeatdown) September 13, 2019
CB Jimmy Smith
TE Mark Andrews
WR Marquise Brown
LB Tyus Bowser
CB Marlon Humphrey
RB Mark Ingram
After sustaining an MCL sprain early on against the Dolphins, Jimmy Smith has been ruled out for Week 2. Expect Anthony Averett to start in Smith’s place. Marquise Brown, this time dealing with a hip injury, was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. Despite missing Friday’s practice, Coach Harbaugh informed the media that Brown will play on Sunday.
Harbaugh said Mark Andrews will play Sunday. Marquise Brown will as well. “No concerns.”— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) September 13, 2019
The Cardinals also appear to be in good health as they travel to Baltimore. Only two players in DE Jonathan Bullard and OL Lamont Gaillard appear to be in danger of missing Sunday’s game. Both players did not practice Wednesday and Thursday.
At the same time, starting RT Marcus Gilbert, who Ravens fans know all too well (he was a former Steeler), was placed on injured reserve last week a torn ACL. The Cardinals will most likely have backup RT Jordan Mills starting in his place. The Cardinals have had their fair share of injuries along their offensive line thus far. The Ravens pass rush will look to capitalize on one of the NFL’s weaker offensive lines.
With good overall health for the Ravens once again this week, they will look to make it two wins in a row in their Week 2 home opener this Sunday at 1:00 PM.