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Ravens putting Jameel McClain on IR with spinal contusion

Jameel McClain, Leonard Hankerson, Ed Reed AP

At  this point, the Ravens don’t just need Ray Lewis to come back.

They might need Peter Boulware, Jamie Sharper, Duane Starks and Chris McAlister and several other old hands just to get them through the season.

After losing yesterday without four of their top five tacklers, they’re now without Jameel McClain for the season.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, they’re placing the inside linebacker on injured reserve with a a spinal contusion.

McClain didn’t play in yesterday’s loss to the Broncos, after injuring his neck against the Redskins the week before. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was also sidelined, leaving them incredibly thin inside.

Lewis is now eligible to return from IR/designated for return, but hasn’t been added to the active roster yet. If he comes back, there’s certainly a need for him, but it’s unclear when that will happen.

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18 Responses to “Ravens putting Jameel McClain on IR with spinal contusion”
  1. ravenator says: Dec 17, 2012 4:32 PM

    8 of 11 defensive starters are now injured yet they still have performed better than the steelers to earn a playoff birth. You must be proud Pittsburgh, 7-7, .500 winning percentage. Laughable.

  2. ccjcsr says: Dec 17, 2012 4:35 PM

    Cowboys are staying competitive with the injury report looking like a mash unit, stop the complaining already!

  3. isonic1 says: Dec 17, 2012 4:41 PM

    He hurt himself trying to tackle Morris. He just bounced right off of him and onto the ground hurt.

  4. bmore44 says: Dec 17, 2012 4:48 PM

    The speed Flacco showed chasing down that pick 6. They might try him at LB Flacco might be a better LB than QB.

  5. pooflingingmonkey says: Dec 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    As football injuries go, SPINAL CONTUSION sounds like one I’d really try to avoid.

  6. mandtdefelice says: Dec 17, 2012 5:05 PM

    Ravens are toast.

  7. blackngold4life says: Dec 17, 2012 5:20 PM

    LOL I knew the Steelers would be Mentioned somewhere even though they have NOTHIN to do with the topic! #obsessed

  8. rayray5227 says: Dec 17, 2012 5:38 PM

    ^ This isn’t twitter.

  9. navyeoddavee9 says: Dec 17, 2012 6:12 PM

    Steelers have had as many injuries as anyone, steelers win last 2, make playoffs, steelers/ravens both end up 9-7.

  10. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Dec 17, 2012 6:17 PM

    And everything seemed to be going so well.

  11. blackngold4life says: Dec 17, 2012 7:01 PM

    Poor Cam Camron..another NFL coach taken the bullet for a Elite Quarterback. New coach same results a “L” with 2 more on the menu.

  12. nattypoes says: Dec 17, 2012 7:14 PM

    blackngold4life says: Dec 17, 2012 5:20 PM

    LOL I knew the Steelers would be Mentioned somewhere even though they have NOTHIN to do with the topic! #obsessed
    ___________________________

    “Obsessed,” says the Steeler fan with multiple comments on a story that has NOTHING to do with the Steelers.

    Oooooh the irony.

  13. ravensdominate says: Dec 17, 2012 8:12 PM

    Geeez! How many guys are we gonna lose to injuries?!? At least for the ravens, a down year in which we are plagued with injuries, we still make the playoffs…

  14. ravensnosncaps says: Dec 17, 2012 8:32 PM

    @ravensdominate
    So true….. Team is full of injuries, offense has been on vacation and they still made it.

  15. notwhoyouthinkitis says: Dec 17, 2012 9:06 PM

    Ravens are very likely lose to the Giants and then at the Bengals. Steelers are likely to win against the Bengals and the Browns. Result? Both end up 9-7. And Steelers win the conference.

    Raven fans are whistling quite loudly past the graveyard. And they know it. The writing was on the wall when they lost to the Steelers with Batch, a 3rd stringer, as QB.

    Flacco has a QB rating of 86.2. That is worse than Andy Dalton and Cam Newton.

  16. sellout3871 says: Dec 17, 2012 10:53 PM

    All these Ravens and Steelers fans crying and moaning about injuries…almost like they had no idea injuries are a part of football before they started to happen to their teams. Geez..

  17. pleasefirecam says: Dec 17, 2012 11:06 PM

    Really wish Harbaugh would bring Nigel Carr up from the practice squad, but fear he’ll go FA for ILB instead

  18. ericbleedspurple says: Dec 23, 2012 10:08 PM

    notwhoyouthinkitis it didn’t turn out like you thought it would or maybe Pittsburgh isn’t good like you wish they are. lmao

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