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Sprained MCL for Haloti Ngata


Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the knee injury defensive tackle Haloti Ngata suffered in the Super Bowl wasn’t serious.

There’s more evidence to that conclusion. Albert Breer of the NFL Network and Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun are both reporting that the MRI performed on Ngata’s left knee confirmed the original suspicion that he sprained the MCL. Ngata doesn’t need surgery and should be fine for all offseason work for the Ravens.

Ngata was injured in the third quarter of the Super Bowl and his absence was clearly felt by the Ravens against the 49ers run game. The injury came at the end of a year filled with other injury problems for Ngata, who missed two games and was limited in others over the course of the season.

He should be fine when it is time to strap the helmets on again, though, and that’s a good thing for the Ravens.

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8 Responses to “Sprained MCL for Haloti Ngata”
  1. benroethlisberger7 says: Feb 8, 2013 3:36 PM


  2. ravenmuscle says: Feb 8, 2013 4:08 PM

    This means another Superbowl is in the bag for my Ravens.
    A healthy Ngata…100% Suggs….100% Ladarius Webb…and no slow and OLD Ray Lewis.

    Look out New York the Ravens are coming to the Big Apple to REPEAT.

  3. slippyal2 says: Feb 8, 2013 4:32 PM

    That injury occurred by an illegal chop block.

  4. jakec4 says: Feb 8, 2013 4:47 PM

    He’ll be a full go when it’s time to go for the repeat. You don’t really see everything Ngata brings to the defense until he is not in the game. Those running lanes got huge in the SB.

  5. jasoschmidt says: Feb 8, 2013 4:55 PM

    So Ngata was knocked out of the Super Bowl with the same injury that knocked Jay Cutler out of the NFC championship game a few years ago.

    Makes you wonder if the Ravens would have ended up losing the Super Bowl if Ngata would have received the same backlash Cutler did at the time.

  6. ravenator says: Feb 8, 2013 5:01 PM

    He’ll be fine once the season starts. Rest up Ngata. See you next year.

  7. grizzlybear34 says: Feb 9, 2013 6:48 AM

    MJD would have played on that knee… and thinks Ngata is soft for not

  8. bartlettruss says: Feb 10, 2013 8:02 AM

    Ravens = 8 and 8 next year. No playoffs.

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