Zbikowski leaves with concussion, plus Grubbs update

Just a few more notes, then I’m done for the night and will pick up with more tomorrow.

The banged up Ravens only had one new injury issue coming out of their 34-17 win over the Jets, and that issue involved safety Tom Zbikowski.

Zbikowski left the game because of a concussion, and did not return. The four-year veteran started at strong safety but worked in some as the Ravens’ nickel back prior to the injury, giving Baltimore three safeties on the field at once. Bernard Pollard took over at strong safety when Zbikowski was in as the nickel.

The dinged up Zbikowski will have two weeks to try and let any post-concussion symptoms dissipate, as the Ravens have their bye this week.

Meanwhile, starting left guard Ben Grubbs had to sit out his third straight game because of a lingering toe injury. Andre Gurode started in Grubbs’ place.

Talking with reporters after the game, Grubbs gestured down at a protective boot over the affected foot and said he hopes the bye week will allow him to come back healthy for the Ravens’ Week 6 game against the Texans.

“I’ve been giving it rest, so I’m going to continue the course and let it do its work,” Grubbs said. “Continue praying and hopefully God will continue to heal me.

“It’s taking its time, but it’s getting better. The swelling is going down, so that’s a good sign, but it’s slow healing. It’s coming along. Just continue to get treatment, continue doing what I can do, and hopefully be out there soon.”

Despite being listed as questionable for tonight’s game, Grubbs said he didn’t really consider suiting up, knowing he’s still not close enough to 100 percent.

“No, if I could’ve went, I would have, but I knew I wasn’t able to help my team out,” Grubbs said. “The last thing I want to do is hurt them.”

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