Aside from seldom-used cornerback Asa Jackson, the Ravens appear to be heading into Sunday’s AFC championship at full health.
Jackson (thigh) is the only player Baltimore has ruled out for the rematch with the Patriots. Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (ankle/back), fullback Vonta Leach (knee/ankle), running back Bernard Pierce (knee) and wideout David Reed (thigh) were listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report.
Sixteen others were listed as probable: running back Anthony Allen (head), wideout Anquan Boldin (shoulder), cornerback Chykie Brown (shoulder), defensive tackle Terrence Cody (ankle), guard Gino Gradkowski (head), defensive tackle Arthur Jones (thigh/knee), linebacker Ray Lewis (triceps), linebacker Albert McClellan (shoulder), defensive end Pernell McPhee (thigh), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (knee), safety Bernard Pollard (chest), safety Ed Reed (shoulder), cornerback Jimmy Smith (abdominal), wideout Torrey Smith (back), linebacker Terrell Suggs (achilles/bicep) and guard Marshal Yanda (shoulder).
Coach John Harbaugh told reporters Friday that he feels good about the team’s health situation.
“We look good. We are very similar to what we have been the last few weeks,” Harbaugh said. “Don’t think there will be any surprises - barring any surprises. We should be in good shape injury-wise.”
As for the Patriots, tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) has been ruled out and is slated to miss the rest of the playoffs.
Cornerback Marquice Cole (finger), defensive end Chandler Jones (ankle), offensive lineman Nick McDonald (shoulder), defensive end Trevor Scott (knee) and running back Danny Woodhead (thumb) were listed as probable.