OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens won’t have the services of veteran right guard Marshal Yanda for the rest of the season, and it remains unclear when another pillar of their roster will return to action.
The news wasn’t as bleak on defensive tackle Brandon Williams after he left Sunday’s game with a foot injury, but his status for the Week 3 tilt against Jacksonville in London remains unclear after he played only 19 snaps against Cleveland.
Third-year tight end Maxx Williams also appeared to injure his left foot in the second half and left the post-game locker room wearing a walking boot.
“I don’t have any word on those guys at this time,” Harbaugh said. “Those were not long-term injuries, so you probably won’t be getting any updates on that.”
What Harbaugh considers a “long-term” injury to be is open for interpretation, of course. The first injury report of the week will be released on Wednesday afternoon.
The Ravens were already without outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith (knee/ankle) and cornerback Jaylen Hill (thigh) for Sunday’s 24-10 win over the Browns. Smith was injured in the first half of the season opener in Cincinnati while Hill has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since the final week of the preseason.
With Yanda and rookie linebacker Bam Bradley (knee) lost for the season in Week 2, the Ravens will have an incredible 15 players on injured reserve when those transactions become official. In the former’s case, the fractured ankle will snap an impressive stretch of six consecutive trips to the Pro Bowl.
“He’ll have his surgery soon. He had a couple things in there he had to deal with,” said Harbaugh, who added that Yanda would need some “plating” to repair the fracture. “But he was really disappointed. You’ll get a chance to speak with him. He’ll definitely speak for himself on that, but it’d be sufficed to say [that] it was tough, hard for him. As tough as it is for the team, and for all of us, the thing you have to keep in mind how tough it is for the player.”