Ankle injury could set back OL Williams

Ankle injury could set back OL Williams
November 6, 2012, 2:45 pm
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For a team that's been battling the injury bug, the Ravens aren't any worse off going into this week's game vs. the Oakland Raiders.

Left guard Bobbie Williams, however, will be monitored in practice and have his reps limited because of an ankle injury.

Williams, acquired as a free agent from the Cincinnati Bengals during the offseason, broke his ankle and had surgery.

He was slow to recover and didn't begin 2012 in the Ravens' starting lineup.

Williams regained his spot a few weeks ago and Ramon Harewood has been deactivated from the game-day roster.

"We'll see," coach John Harbaugh said of Williams' sprain. "We'll probably give him some rest during the week some time and try to get him to Sunday."

Right guard Marshal Yanda also hurt his ankle and knee.

Defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh) missed Sunday's 25-15 win at the Cleveland Browns. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who has been limited by a shoulder injury.

On a positive note, guard/tackle Jah Reid played his first game of the season after being limited by a calf injury since the summer.

"He played 10 or 15 snaps, different positions in there, and he played well. He did a nice job. It was the first time he’s really taken any extended time out there, and he wasn’t overwhelmed at all," Harbaugh said. "That’s what you look for in a young guy, and he wasn’t."

Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe has busted thumbs.

"He’s got casts on (his thumbs), so it makes it a little tougher for him to use his hands," Harbaugh said. "He played well without thumbs.”