We mentioned last week how Ravens tackle Jared Gaither may be running out of time this season before he’s placed on injured reserve.
He doesn’t appear any closer to playing after seeing a back specialist.
“I can’t block at 100 percent yet, so they won’t be clearing me,”
Gaither said, via the Ravens’ official website. “I still have pain and I still can’t have all the movements, so I guess they won’t clear me until I do all that.”
The Ravens site goes out of its way to say that Gaither wasn’t cleared by his own “hand-picked” specialist, who he’s gone to see twice. The fourth-year tackle tried to practice last week, but said that his back pain was “tremendous enough” that he couldn’t continue.
Gaither has been struggling with his back injury since the offseason started, with frustration building within the Ravens organization. John Harbaugh has to decide how much longer they want to continue this dance.