Ravens with clear advantage over Patriots on injury report

January 18, 2012 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Though widely regarded as the underdog for this Sunday’s AFC championship game, the Ravens hold a clear advantage in terms of health if Wednesday’s injury report is any indication.

Safety Ed Reed was the only Baltimore player listed on the report, as the 10-year veteran was limited after turning his left ankle in Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans.

Meanwhile, the Patriots were without starting quarterback Tom Brady on Wednesday and listed him as having a left shoulder injury. Brady is not considered to be in any danger of missing Sunday’s game and conducted his Wednesday press conference with the media.

New England listed 14 players as limited participants on Wednesday in a start contrast to the Ravens’ overall state of good health.

LIMITED: S Ed Reed (ankle)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE: QB Tom Brady (left shoulder)
LIMITED: WR Deion Branch (knee), T Marcus Cannon (ankle), S Patrick Chung (knee), LB Dane Fletcher (thumb), TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion), S James Ihedigbo (shoulder), DL Kyle Love (ankle), G Logan Mankins (knee), LB Rob Ninkovich (hip), T Nate Solder (concussion), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), T Sebastian Vollmer (back/foot), WR Wes Welker (knee), LB Tracy White (abdomen)
FULL PARTICIPATION: CB Kyle Arrington (foot), C Dan Connolly (groin), WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)