Less than a week after suffering what he called a "mild" concussion, linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said he expects to play Sunday against the Seahawks.
The only obstacle in his way is a test which will determine whether his brain has recovered enough for him to be cleared for contact.
"I feel fine," Ayanbadejo said. "The main thing is I've just got to pass my test. Just anticipating it."
Ayanbadejo will take that test tomorrow after the Ravens land in Seattle. He joked that he plans on doing some online investigating tonight to learn what the test will consist of in order to greater improve his chances of passing.
The nine-year veteran said he hasn't had any post-concussion symptoms this week, but when he took his baseline test (which compares post-concussion results to those taken in training camp when the player has a healthy brain), doctors noticed a mild discrepancy.
"They said it was off a little bit, so that's where it drew a little bit of concern," Ayanbadejo said. "I felt fine. They said everything was fine, just my reaction time was slow, so that just means my brain's not completely healed yet. I think they said hopefully by Saturday, I'll be back to normal."
Head coach John Harbaugh said the Ravens expect to have Ayanbadejo active for Sunday, assuming he passes his test.
"I don't know if it's official yet, but we're anticipating that," Harbaugh said. "(He) should be all right."