Baltimore Ravens injury updates: 4 defensive players miss training as titans preparation begins
Many Baltimore Ravens the defensive stars are battling injuries as the team prepares for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
Defensive end Calais Campbell (calf), defensive tackle Brandon Williams (ankle) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (ankle) all missed Wednesday’s practice, while safety Anthony Levine was absent for reasons of no -injury, according to the Ravens situation report.
Offensive tackle Orlando Brown was limited to training, but is not injured, according to the situation report.
Everyone else in the Ravens roster has trained without restrictions, including inside linebacker LJ Fort, who missed the last two games with a finger injury.
The three injured players are all veterans and key defensive contributors. Campbell and Smith missed Sunday’s loss to the Patriots, and Williams limped off the field in the first half.
If Campbell and Williams don’t make it into this weekend’s game against the Titans (6-3), the Ravens (6-3) will face the challenge of containing Pro Bowl running back Derrick Henry without their two players. most accomplished defensive line. Substitute Justin Ellis and rookies Justin Madubuike and Broderick Washington could play important roles in the absence of their more established teammates.
Baltimore has in place two healthy All-Pro cornerbacks, Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey, but Smith’s versatility remains a useful tool for defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale. The Ravens are also thin deep at the corner and would lose an insurance layer if Smith stayed on the sidelines.
In Tennessee, nine Titans players missed Wednesday’s practice, including explosive passer Jadeveon Clowney.