Josh Bynes out Sunday after finger surgery

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The Ravens installed Josh Bynes as one of their starting inside linebackers this season after the departures of Ray Lewis and Dannell Ellerbe and they’ve been rewarded with strong play from the third-year veteran.

They won’t have Bynes as part of the group trying to stop the Steelers on Sunday, however. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Bynes will miss Week Seven after having surgery on his finger. Bynes, who hasn’t practiced this week, has an infection in the finger that’s been treated with antibiotics, but the treatment obviously wasn’t working to anyone’s satisfaction.

Arthur Brown will replace Bynes in the starting lineup. The second-round pick told Wilson that he’s confident he can take advantage of the opportunity provided by Bynes’ injury.

Jameel McClain could also figure into the mix. McClain returned to practice this week after spending the first six weeks on the physically unable to perform list and has been a full participant at each session. Harbaugh termed his status as “wait and see,” but it probably won’t be long until McClain is ready to make a full return to the lineup as well.

9 responses to “Josh Bynes out Sunday after finger surgery

  1. No worries Bynes, your Ravens brothers will honor you by putting on the most epic, exciting, and dominating performance ever seen. After Sunday, the Steelers will be so embarassed they will pack up and move to London, and hopefully take all their fair weather fans (like Deb) with them.


  2. Josh was a great middle linebacker in college, and I always said he would be just as good in the NFL. Hopefully he can come back quickly and prove me right.

  3. Le’Veon Bell just rushed to tell trainers his foot sprain is acting up. Ben was too busy keeping the younger guys away from his Foosball table to comment but Sanders paused his lunchtime tumbles class to chase down Bell.

    @baltimoresnativeson. Yeah its been quiet for a rivalry week but better be careful, before we know it this will turn into another Flacco bashing thread.

  4. Let’s be fair here- Bynes is good, but he’s a glorified backup. Bynes is solid against the rush and poor against the pass. Art Brown on he flipside, is good against the pass, but still a work in progress against the run. In this matchup? Having Art start is probably a blessing in disguise.

  5. This game will go a long way in determining who is the most disappointing team in the AFC North.

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