Thursday, January 10, 2013

Ravens Ellerbe Downplays Ankle Sprain

Dannell Ellerbe
Dannell Ellerbe (Photo credit: Keith Allison)
The Baltimore Ravens won in Sunday's wild-card game over the Indianapolis Colts mostly injury free.
After the game linebacker Dannell Ellerbe downplayed the severity of a right ankle sprain that sidelined him during the fourth quarter.
Ellerbe had combined with cornerback Cary Williams on a tackle and was on the ground for a while after the play. Doctors and trainers attended to him and he later returned to the game.
Ellerbe emphasized that he will be healthy for Saturday's AFC divisional-round road playoff game against the Denver Broncos. "Yeah, I'll be fine. It's not that bad. At first, it was hurting. I walked it off."
The linebacker had a good game on Sunday, with nine tackles, one for a loss, and a quarterback hit on rookie Andrew Luck. He finished the regular season with 89 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks. He has suffered several injuries throughout the season, including a broken and sprained thumb, a left foot injury, and a right ankle injury.
"I'm feeling good for the most part. I do need to take time off after the season, most definitely," Ellerbe said.
He wasn't the only Ravens player to get injured in Sunday's game. Linebacker Terrell Suggs tweaked his surgically repaired right heel during the game, but the pain wasn't severe enough to keep him off the field.
"My Achilles started acting up, and it felt pretty bad, but I was like '(expletive) that.'. I wasn't going to let a repaired tendon steal our glory. We had work to do. We're trying to win a championship," Suggs said after the game.
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