Ronnie Stanley: I’m really close, this could be the week

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Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley was a full participant in practice for the second straight day on Thursday and that has raised some hope that he will be part of the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Stanley hasn’t played since Week One of last season because of continued trouble with the ankle he first injured in November 2020, but told reporters on Thursday that “this could very possibly be the week” when he makes it back onto the field.

“We don’t want to rush things. We want to make sure that I’m able to play and to be here for the whole season,” Stanley said, via the team’s website. “I think things are going really well, things are going according to plan. I want to be out there as soon as I can. The whole organization has taken this approach and we’re all on the same page about it, making sure I’m ready to go when I do get out there. I’m itching to get out there with my teammates and I’m really close. I’m really close.”

Stanley said he’s “confident that I’m going to be the Ronnie Stanley that I know I can be” once he does complete his comeback and Friday’s injury designations will provide further hint about whether that will be this weekend.

6 responses to “Ronnie Stanley: I’m really close, this could be the week

  1. Something about the way he answered questions about this week makes me think he will push it back one more week if he can.

  2. As much as we need Stanley for this week, we need him more for the long haul. If he’s not 100%, don’t start him.

  3. A healthy Stanley for the rest of the year will be the final piece on the OLine. Combine that with Dobbins and Edwards returning and the run game will be close to 2019 efficiency. Still need to stay healthy and be in the hunt at the Bye. After that we should be set for the second half of the season.

  4. allthingshudson says:
    September 30, 2022 at 9:58 am
    A healthy Stanley for the rest of the year will be the final piece on the OLine. Combine that with Dobbins and Edwards returning and the run game will be close to 2019 efficiency. Still need to stay healthy and be in the hunt at the Bye. After that we should be set for the second half of the season.
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    Add Bowser and possibly Ojabo on defense and things could get interesting in the second half of season

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