Oher, Zbikowski, Dickson say they expect to play

While things might not look good for fullback Le’Ron McClain’s chances of playing this weekend, three other banged up Ravens all say that they expect to play this Sunday against the Steelers.

Left tackle Michael Oher, who suffered a sprained right knee during the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the Bucs, said that he is feeling good three days after sustaining the injury.

Oher said that his knee has checked out OK and he was even healthy enough to take part in practice today.

“Everything came back fine,” Oher said before practice. “I’m good.”

The second-year tackle said he should be fine for the Pittsburgh game.

“I definitely want to play,” Oher said. “That’s why the last couple of days I’ve been up here all day getting a lot of work in. I’m trying to get back out there.

“I should be ready for Sunday. I hope so.”

Safety Tom Zbikowski has now missed the last five games with a heel injury, but head coach John Harbaugh said today that he’s “confident” that the third-year man out of Notre Dame will be able to suit up this weekend.

Zbikowski agreed with his head coach.

“It felt good last week at practice. I just didn’t think I was ready to play yet,” Zbikowski said. “I’m definitely more comfortable now. I’m ready to go.”

Rookie tight end Ed Dickson missed the first game of his career Sunday against the Bucs because of a hamstring injury, but he said that he’s improving and expects to tough it out this weekend against Pittsburgh.

“I’m feeling better. I’m feeling a lot better from where I was last week to now,” Dickson said. “It’s Steelers week, you’ve got to wrap it up and be ready to go. If I have to hobble out there and make the big block, I’m gonna go out there.”

Dickson, who has backed up Todd Heap this season, said that he had some pain in the hamstring last week, and while that pain has dissipated, he will be smart during practice this week and take care of the injury.

“I’m day-to-day,” Dickson said. “With those kind of muscle injuries, you can always mess them up worse, so you’ve got to basically do the necessary treatment and get back as soon as you can.”

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