The Ravens did not practice on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop the NFL from releasing the first injury report ahead of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans on Feb. 3.
Since the report was only an estimation, it’s wise not to read too much into the fact that the Ravens listed 15 players as non-participants, most of them with preexisting conditions going into last Sunday’s AFC Championship game in New England. Coach John Harbaugh said in his Monday press conference that his team made it through the conference championship without any injuries of significant note.
“We got through it very healthy,” Harbaugh said. “Nothing major. So, that should clear that up for the next two weeks. We’re in good shape.”
Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers practiced on Wednesday, so their report provided a more realistic portrayal of their overall state of health.
The Ravens will be back on the practice field on Thursday and will conduct workouts on Friday and Saturday as well before departing for New Orleans on Monday afternoon.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back), CB Asa Jackson (thigh), FB Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (knee), S Bernard Pollard (chest), WR David Reed (thigh), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdominal), LB Terrell Suggs (achilles/bicep), G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Ahmad Brooks (shoulder), TE Garrett Celek (foot)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION: CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), RB Bruce Miller (shoulder), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder), RB Frank Gore (ankle/shoulder), LB Clark Haggans (shoulder), G Mike Iupati (shoulder), RB LaMichael James (back), DT Justin Smith (elbow/triceps), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder)