A day later, Harbaugh says Reed's ankle is OK

Almost exactly 24 hours after Ed Reed was helped off the field at the end of the Ravens' 20-13 win over Houston, head coach John Harbaugh reaffirmed that Reed will be OK.

Both Harbaugh and Reed said following the game that Reed's sprained ankle isn't too serious, and speaking at this afternoon's press conference, Harbaugh said team trainers gave him a similar message today.

"Ed looks like he's all right with the ankle," Harbaugh said. "Everything's come up OK as far as the x-rays."

As far as other bumps and bruises, Harbaugh said that the injuries to defensive tackle Arthur Jones (leg) and right tackle Michael Oher (knee) are "nothing serious".

Linebackers Jameel McClain (MCL sprain) and Brendon Ayanbadejo (quad) both played yesterday despite being listed as questionable entering the contest, and Harbaugh got positive reports on both guys today.

"We really got through (the game) very well," Harbaugh said. "The two toughest ones were Brendon and Jameel, and they fought through theirs. They were right to the last minute decisions and they came out of it OK."

Harbaugh also said that the decision to deactivate cornerback Chris Carr for yesterday's game had nothing to do with health, but more so the fact that the Ravens wanted to suit up as many big bodies as possible to help defend against Houston's rushing attack.

"Normally, Chris is up. Obviously, Chris is a big part of what we're doing, especially when we play teams that throw the ball a lot, so that could be a big factor this week," Harbaugh said. "We put the extra D-lineman up this week because of the type of offense we were playing, and then special teams was a part of that decision, too."

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