Six injured Ravens return to practice

The bye week looks like it’s improved the overall health of the Ravens, at least to an extent.

Six injured Ravens players returned to the practice field in some capacity today, with only cornerbacks Jimmy Smith and Chris Carr still being completely held out of the afternoon session.

Wide receiver Lee Evans (ankle), left guard Ben Grubbs (toe), wide receiver/kick returner David Reed (shoulder), safety Tom Zbikowski (concussion), safety Haruki Nakamura (knee) and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) all were back at practice today.

Evans and Ellerbe came out to practice late, while Zbikowski, who said earlier today that he’s still suffering some light post-concussion symptoms, was taking part in individual drills.

Meanwhile, Smith is still working his way back from a high left ankle sprain, and based on what we saw today, the rookie corner still has a ways to go.

Smith showed up to practice in sweats, and spent the final five minutes of the open media portion of practice slowly walking gingerly from sideline to sideline with a member of the training staff watching closely.

He has lost the walking boot that he was sporting a couple weeks ago, but Smith doesn’t appear to be close to 100 percent at this point.

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