John Harbaugh updates Ravens' injuries

August, 18, 2014
Aug 18
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As far as injuries go for the Baltimore Ravens, cornerbacks Jimmy Smith (chest) and Asa Jackson (ankle) as well as tight end Owen Daniels (leg fatigue) all have a shot at playing in Saturday's preseason game against the Washington Redskins. Cornerback Lardarius Webb (back), who hasn't practiced since July 25, is one of the few players ruled out for the third preseason game.

Here is coach John Harbaugh's update on each of those injuries ...
  • CB Jimmy Smith. Smith didn't practice Monday after an MRI revealed bruising in his chest. He also had some bleeding from his lungs. "They said it's not a serious thing and needs a couple of days to heal up," Harbaugh said. "We do anticipate him to play against the Redskins unless something changes that I'm not aware of."
  • CB Lardarius Webb. A couple of weeks ago, Harbaugh thought Webb had a chance of playing in the third preseason game. But Harbaugh ruled the starting corner out for the rest of the preseason. Webb is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • TE Owen Daniels. Harbaugh reiterated that Daniels isn't injured. Daniels hasn't practiced since Aug. 11. "We really felt like he needed to get his legs back, especially as an older guy," Harbaugh said. "I'm counting on him being there this week. That's what I've been told. There's no kind of injury in there. It's just a fatigue factor. He needs time."
  • CB Asa Jackson. He was seen wearing a protective boot at Saturday's preseason game. Jackson hasn't practiced since injuring his ankle Aug. 10. He had become the front-runner to be the team's nickelback prior to the injury. "I've been told that he has a chance to get back for this game," Harbaugh said. "It would be great if he could."

Jamison Hensley

ESPN Ravens reporter

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