With his top cornerback and his All-Pro linebacker both battling toe injuries, John Harbaugh was not in a mood to discuss whether either player will suit up Sunday night against the Chargers.
Cornerback Lardarius Webb has not practiced this week while linebacker Ray Lewis has participated each of the three days. But Harbaugh did not offer much of an update on either guy following Friday’s practice session.
“We’ll see, we’ll see,” Harbaugh tersely said. “You (reporters) know who’s playing anyway so just report what you know. Sometimes, you’re right. Sometimes, you’re wrong.
“You really don’t know. I could give you something and it’s not right and you think I’m not giving you right information. You really don’t know for sure. It depends on how guys improve how it responds to practice, how they feel the day of the game. It’s just the reality of it. Why sit up here and try to speculate? We’ll know Sunday night.”
Harbaugh has seemingly been increasingly reticent to give injury information as the season has gone on, something which he says is by design.
“Why am I going to try to give information out that’s going to help our opponent?” he said. “You can keep asking questions about it and I’m going to keep giving you the same answer. It’s OK. It doesn’t bother me. It shouldn’t bother you when I don’t answer it.
“We’re looking all the time. We read what their guys write all the time to see if we can get something out of them. Every piece of information is valuable.”
Meanwhile, defensive end Cory Redding says that he plans to suit up Sunday night despite an ankle injury which held him out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Redding returned to the practice field for today’s session but has still be wearing a walking boot at times.
“I’m playing,” Redding said. “It’s Week (15), nobody’s 100 percent. We’re fighting for something over here, and I’m playing.
“(The rest was) very, very beneficial. The biggest thing with any kind of injury, whether it be big or small, the biggest thing is rest. As long as you let it calm down and let the body heal itself, you’ll be alright.”