Early this week, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the team would have to nurse some of their players through injuries this week in hopes of having them on the field against the Vikings.
Linebacker Elvis Dumervil is one of those players. Dumervil injured his ankle against the Steelers on Thanksgiving and has yet to practice this week as a result of the issue.
There’s been no word from anyone around the team about his chances of playing in this weekend’s game. Dumervil, who leads the team with 9.5 sacks on the season, was able to return to the game after getting hurt last Thursday, which is a good sign for his ability to play through the pain even if it is mitigated by the fact that he hasn’t been able to get on the field a week after getting dinged.
Cornerback Jimmy Smith, who suffered a concussion while hitting Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell on Thanksgiving, returned to a full practice for Baltimore.