As Willis McGahee walked up to a small group of reporters after this morning's practice, he flashed a smile, one which prominently displayed a busted lip.
"Look at my lip!" McGahee said. "It split!"
McGahee took a big hit from safety Dawan Landry during yesterday's morning practice, one which caused him to miss the rest of the session as he received medical attention.
The running back opted not to discuss the extent of the damage, but according to a source, McGahee will need a dental implant.
McGahee returned to the fields yesterday for the afternoon practice, and was out there again this morning, participating in full-contact drills with the rest of the team.
"It is what it is," McGahee said. "I could have sat out yesterday, but I didn't. I sat out enough in [minicamps], so I wanted to get back out there."
Dental issues aside, McGahee pronounced himself fit and ready for the 2010 season.
The eight-year running back looks like he's in great shape, cutting and spinning away from would-be tacklers and showing an impressive burst.
While it appeared to me and a few other reporters that McGahee had slimmed down from last year, he said that he's actually gained a few pounds.
McGahee says he's now up to 240 pounds, which he hopes will help fend off the health issues that have been a problem in previous years.
"I like it," McGahee said. "I'm moving with it. It's not holding me down. I felt like when I came in lighter, that's when I was getting the injuries and all that. I'll just go with the flow now and keep it up.
"I'm where I want to be, but I'll just keep getting better."
As for his role in the Ravens' offense, McGahee says he doesn't have any real goals, other than to cut down on the "mistakes" he made last year.
He was willing to back up Ray Rice last year, and says he'll be fine with that job again this season.
"They're going to choose who they want to get the start," McGahee said, "but as long as I play, man, it's all good."