Baltimore Ravens Week 16 Injury Report


The Baltimore Ravens might not have to win out in order to make the playoffs, but they do have to win out to have any chance of winning the AFC North division. In order to do so, they will have to come out victorious in this Week 16 matchup with the Houston Texans.

Injuries will be a key to this game. The Texans have already lost their first three quarterbacks, and will either be relying on the likes of Case Keenum or Thaddeus Lewis to fill in and play in this game. It’s not a good situation, but for Houston, their season is just about over either way. With that being said, they will be playing spoiler in this one.

Here are a list of the injuries that will impact this upcoming matchup in Houston:

Chris Canty listed as QUESTIONABLE

Though defensive end Chris Canty sat out of practice this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, head coach John Harbaugh has said that the veteran made great progress throughout the week.

In fact, Harbaugh has said, “I wouldn’t call it anything”. That’s referring to the ankle injury the Canty has been suffering through.

Going up against Arian Foster, one of the top running backs in the league, the Ravens are going to want all the help they can get up front. Canty has been a huge part of the defensive line this year, so let’s hope that he can stay healthy and contribute for this team down the stretch.

Torrey Smith, Justin Forsett will both play

Two other key players that are battling their own knee injuries are wide receiver Torrey Smith and starting running back Justin Forsett. Needless to say that the Ravens will want to have these players on the field come Sunday.

Luckily for Baltimore, neither was listed on this week’s injury report and both were full participants in practice. With that being said, both of them should be out there for this game against Houston.

Though Smith has had quite a limited role over the last two weeks, totaling just two receptions over that time span, the fourth-year receiver had said that he is fine. “I’m good,” Smith said. “I can’t complain anyway, I’m walking. We have guys out here tearing knees up. I can run, I can run very fast and I’m feeling way better.”

Cason set to make his Ravens debut

The recently-acquired Antoine Cason, who did not participate in last week’s game despite being on the active roster, could suit up in a Ravens uniform for the first time on Sunday. He sat out last week because he just wasn’t catching on to the Ravens defensive playbook quick enough. “I’m very, very good with what’s going on here,” Cason said. “I’m much better than last week.”

Though Cason shouldn’t be expected to have a high impact, he is much better than any of the other options for Baltimore. Their secondary was already depleted before last week, but the season ending injuries that have occurred are making it even worse. So far the Ravens have lost four defensive backs to season-ending injuries, which has led to them signing a lot of veterans and giving some decent players a shot.

As for Houston, their explosive receiver DeAndre Hopkins is suffering through an ankle injury and listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. The Ravens’ secondary could catch a huge break there. They also ruled four players out: backup quarterback Tom Savage, starting tight end Garrett Graham, backup guard Xavier Su’a-Filo, and backup linebacker Mike Mohamed.

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