The injury bug may have to be renamed the injury plague in the case of the Baltimore Ravens, as Ed Reed sustained a rib injury during Sunday’s game vs. the Texans, while All-Pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata suffered a knee injury and was seen limping off the field. This, in light of a reported MCL injury he suffered earlier in the year.
Rookie offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele was carted off the field Sunday with what turned out to be a sprained ankle.
Reserve offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie is dealing with a hip injury. All of this is in light of the Houston Texans steamrolling the Ravens Sunday in a 43-13 rout.
In some somewhat good news, OLB Sergio Kindle who the Ravens selected 43rd-overall in the 2010 NFL draft, was waived on Saturday to make room on the 53-man roster for Terrell Suggs, but cleared waivers and was signed to the practice squad.
In a very unfortunate situation, the Browns announced yesterday that they have placed starting left guard Jason Pinkston on injured reserve with a blood clot in his lung, ending Pinkston’s season, and maybe even his career. The Browns promoted OG Jarrod Shaw from the practice squad to replace Pinkston.
Head coach Pat Shurmur also revealed Monday that rookie RB Trent Richardson’s rib-cartilage injury will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis.