The meetings with doctors continue, but those close to Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain said the outlook is “positive” that he’ll be able to return after a spinal cord contusion.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens shared that view, with coach John Harbaugh saying “We’re very optimistic about that.”
McClain still has more tests in his future, including an MRI soon. He suffered the injury on Dec. 9, but said he no longer has any pain in his back and neck.
“What we’re focusing on is rest,” McClain said during Super Bowl week. “Right now, we’re just taking it slow and resting. The doctors talk about what they talk about, but the goal is to be playing next year.”
With so many other aging stars and pending free agents, the Ravens need McClain back on the field. But mostly, he needs to be well.