Gaither has movement, was too big for MRI

Boston is known for it’s world class medical facilities, but apparently it needs bigger MRI machines.

According to multiple reports, Ravens left tackle Jared Gaither had movement in all his extremities when he was taken to a hospital immediately after being carried off the field on a stretcher in New England Sunday.

X-rays were negative, but Gaither couldn’t fit into an MRI machine.  He’ll fly back with the team Sunday night and take further tests in Baltimore Monday.

The fact that Gaither was able to travel with the team is a very good sign for their starter.

The Ravens tried to coax Willie Anderson out of retirement a month back, and it’s fair to wonder if they will give him a call again if Gaither is out for a significant amount of time.  (In that scenario, we’d speculate that Anderson would likely play on the right side, with rookie Michael Oher moving to the left.)