If reporters had any questions about Le'Ron McClain's sprained left ankle (and you better believe we did), McClain answered some of them by running off the practice field and into the locker room at the end of the Ravens' afternoon practice.
Once in the locker room, the Ravens' two-time Pro Bowl fullback declared himself fit to play Sunday against the Steelers.
"I feel good today," McClain said. "No pain or anything. I went out there and had a good practice. I'm in for Sunday. I'm looking forward to it."
Is McClain sure he's in?
"I'm sure. I'm good, man," McClain said. "I'm going to be ready Sunday. It just depends on the coaches, if they want to use me Sunday or not."
McClain was wearing a protective boot over his ankle after last Sunday's game against the Bucs, and he didn't practice either Wednesday or Thursday, but he returned to the practice field today and says he got more healthy as the week went on.
"Yeah, I think so," he said. "I knew it wasn't that serious because I didn't have no swelling. I knew it was all pain. I'm working all the kinks out of my ankle. I went out today and had a good practice. I've got no pain.
"I took reps with the ones. I did some pass block plays. I had a running play today. I ran the ball today. I feel good."
McClain gave a shout-out to trainer Bill Tessendorf for helping him get back healthy.
"I never had any [swelling] in my ankle. It was just a whole bunch of pain," McClain said. "I couldn't step on it Sunday. Now, I'm running around like nothing's wrong."