Ravens’ Wednesday injury report looking lighter

October 26, 2011 | Luke Jones

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — After weeks of injury reports with a laundry list of players, the Ravens appear to slowly be getting healthier as they returned to the practice field on Wednesday in preparation for the Arizona Cardinals.

Safety Tom Zbikowski has not been cleared for contact, but his concussion-related symptoms have subsided and he was listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s shells-and-shorts practice. The strong safety was participating on his regular special teams units during the open portion of practice, a good indication the team expects him to be cleared to play against Arizona.

Not appearing on the injury report for the first time since early September was cornerback Jimmy Smith. He practiced without limitation on Wednesday after coach John Harbaugh said the rookie was dealing with some soreness in the second half of Monday’s game, his first action since being injured in Week 1.

Safety Ed Reed and defensive tackle Terrence Cody were not listed on the injury report, eliminating any lingering concern regarding each player after a fourth-quarter collision in Monday night’s game.

There was no change, however, for starting wide receiver Lee Evans and starting left guard Ben Grubbs, who did not practice on Wednesday.

BALTIMORE
DID NOT PARTICIPATE – RB Anthony Allen (thigh), LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), WR Lee Evans (ankle), G Ben Grubbs (toe)
LIMITED – CB Chris Carr (thigh)
FULL – S Tom Zbikowski (head)

ARIZONA
DID NOT PARTICIPATE – WR Early Doucet (quad), LB Joey Porter (knee), S Kerry Rhodes (foot), WR DeMarco Sampson (hamstring), RB Beanie Wells (knee)
LIMITED – CB Michael Adams (hand), TE Jim Dray (pectoral), TE Todd Heap (hamstring)

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