Just when it looked like the Ravens had finally gotten their starting offensive line in order, they again look like they’ll be without the best member of that group against Cleveland.
After missing practices all week, right guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder) was designated as doubtful to play against the Browns on Thursday night. The five-time Pro Bowl selection had only returned to action this past Sunday against Pittsburgh after a two-game absence.
Yanda injured his left shoulder in the Week 5 loss to Washington, an ailment that forced him to miss his first games since the end of the 2012 regular season. Wearing a harness on his left shoulder, the 32-year-old played every offensive snap in the 21-14 win over the Steelers.
Needless to say, it’s a concerning development to see Yanda sidelined once again after having close to a month to rehab the injury when accounting for the Week 8 bye. The short week clearly didn’t help matters with the Ravens scheduled to kickoff roughly 97 hours after the conclusion of Sunday’s win.
Ryan Jensen started two games in place of Yanda last month.
The Ravens ruled out linebackers Elvis Dumervil (foot) and Kamalei Correa (thigh), cornerback Shareece Wright (hamstring) and tight end Crockett Gilmore (thigh) after those four missed practices all week. Dumervil will be missing his seventh game of the season as he continues to work his way back to full strength from offseason surgery.
Rookie running back Kenneth Dixon (chest) was designated as questionable to play, but the fourth-round selection was a full participant in practices all week.
Meanwhile, the Browns listed only one player on their final injury report, but it’s a significant loss as starting cornerback Jamar Taylor was ruled out with a groin injury.
The referee for Thursday’s game will be Jerome Boger.
Thursday night’s forecast calls for clear skies with temperatures in the mid-50s and winds up to seven miles per hour.
Below is the final injury report for Week 10:
OUT: LB Kamalei Correa (thigh), LB Elvis Dumervil (foot), TE Crockett Gillmore (thigh), CB Shareece Wright (thigh)
DOUBTFUL: G Marshal Yanda (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Kenneth Dixon (chest)
OUT: CB Jamar Taylor (groin)