Updates on a host of injured Ravens

Head trainer Bill Tessendorf was a busy man today, which is never a good sign.

The Ravens had number of injury scares this afternoon, including a few to key contributors on each side of the ball.

Safety Ed Reed, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, cornerback Josh Wilson and left tackle Michael Oher all left the game because of various bumps and bruises and did not return.

As of right now, none of those injuries appear to be too serious, and head coach John Harbaugh said that Oher and Ngata probably could have gone back in if the circumstances were different and the Ravens needed a win.

"We didn't want to mess with that," Harbaugh said. "Maybe those guys would've come back in, in a different situation."

Reed's injury was to his ribs/side. The seven-time Pro Bowler, who had two interceptions before leaving the game, joked that he wouldn't be talking to reporters if his injury was too severe, but he didn't have too much information on the specifics of his ailment.

"I don't know exactly how serious or minor it is right now," Reed said. "I've got to go see the doctor. They didn't want to jeopardize any much more than we put in jeopardy being in that spot. They were asking me at halftime to come out. You want to continue to play. Next week isn't here yet. I wasn't thinking about that.

"I don't know if it was my ribs or my muscle, but it's in that area right there."

Oher said that his injury was a re-aggravation of a previous knee injury which he suffered earlier this year. He expects to be able to play in the Ravens' first-round playoff game against the Chiefs.

"I'm feeling alright," Oher said. "I should be good. [I'll ] just get a bunch of treatment and [I] should be alright."

Wilson, who suffered a shoulder stinger, declined to give much information on his injury or how he was feeling.

"I'm good to go," Wilson said. "Ask coach Harbaugh."

Meanwhile, fullback Le'Ron McClain also left the game for a short while with an elbow injury, but he returned later on.

"I hurt it on the flat play," McClain said. "It's not that bad."

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