After losing linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb for the season, the Ravens finally have some good news on defense.
Haloti Ngata, the defensive tackle who suffered a right knee injury on Sunday, was found to have only a minor MCL strain, the Baltimore Sun reports. Ngata left the game against the Cowboys briefly but was able to return, and he is expected to keep playing through both that injury and pain in his right shoulder.
“The shoulder was stressing me out and I hurt my knee a little bit,” Ngata said. “I had to fight through that throughout the game. They got me pretty good. I felt like I would finish all along. I just didn’t want to not finish. We had a good rotation going.”
With Webb and Lewis both done for the year, and Terrell Suggs still not back from his offseason Achilles injury, the Ravens can’t afford any more injuries on defense. So it’s good news that Ngata expects to be good to go on Sunday against the Texans.