In a game where playoff implications and potential seeding arrangements are on the line, the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals must trot into battle in Week 17 dealing with injuries that almost every team is going through at this stage of the season.
If a team doesn’t have injuries at this stage of the game, there’s likely a problem or most guys haven’t been trying to the best of their abilities. Despite the injuries, most guys will probably try to give it a go who are on this report as it could potentially be the final game of the season for the Ravens, and the Bengals could walk out of Sunday with the No. 2 overall seed in the AFC and a first-round bye.
The Ravens injury report looks like this:
Cornerback Asa Jackson is listed as doubtful with a thigh injury. Linebacker Elvis Dumervil (ankle), center Gino Gradkowski (knee), defensive tackle Arthur Jones (concussion), running back Ray Rice (thigh) and wide receiver Torrey Smith (thigh) are all listed as questionable for Sunday’s contest. Linebacker Albert McClellan is the sole player on the Ravens’ injury report who is listed as probable with a neck injury.
The Cincinnati injury report has a few more names and at least two guys who are guaranteed to miss the final game of the 2013 NFL regular season campaign:
Cornerback Terence Newman (knee) and defensive tackle Devon Still (knee) are listed as out for Sunday’s game with their respective injuries. Rookie tight end Tyler Eifert is listed as doubtful with a neck injury. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict (concussion) and tight end Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) are both listed as questionable for the game against their AFC North rivals. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (illness), linebacker James Harrison (concussion), cornerback Dre KirkPatrick (ankle), linebacker Vincent Rey (ankle), tight end Alex Smith (concussion) and offensive tackle Andrew Smith (ankle) are all listed as probable for their team’s final regular season clash of the season as they try to go 8-0 at Paul Brown Stadium.