Flacco questionable for Sunday


Joe Flacco’s bizarre week continues.

Four days ago, he took a helmet to the knee.  It gave Flacco, the team, and its fans a major scare.

After the game, Flacco said he was fine.  So fine that ESPN reported he wouldn’t need an MRI.

But then we heard he’d take it easy for a few days.  Then the team said he’d wear a knee brace, and that he’d be limited in practice.  And then ESPN reported that Flacco had the MRI that ESPN had reported Flacco didn’t need.

Now, Flacco officially is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.  Flacco was limited in practice all week with an MCL sprain.

Despite the designation, it’s believed Flacco will play.  But with “probable” necessarily meaning there’s a virtual certainty the player will be available for normal duty, the Ravens may have opted for the next level down, which means transforms the player’s status into a 50-50 proposition.

It would still be a major surprise if Flacco doesn’t play.  A postseason berth is on the line, and the Ravens will be playing a team they’ve faced six other times since 2009.