As Chris Chester explains it, he was just hanging out watching TV with his wife last Thursday night, when out of nowhere his left leg started to hurt.
Initially, the Ravens' starting right guard brushed it off, but as the hours went on, he started to feel like something was wrong.
"The pain got more and more intense and I noticed some swelling in my leg, and my leg was also becoming warm to the touch," Chester said. "Later on that night when I was trying to go to sleep, I started to get chills. I was shivering quite a bit, and at that point, I decided to go in to the emergency room."
Chester was diagnosed with a skin infection, and doctors had to go in to clean out the bacterial issue.
"There was fluid and puss buildup under the skin, so they had to cut it open and let it drain out," Chester said. "The infection is out, and I'm pretty much on the road to recovery."
Chester had to miss last Sunday's game against the Panthers because of the infection, but he was back at Ravens headquarters today, and while he's still in the process of recovering from the bizarre health issue, the fifth-year pro said he
"I'm kind of taking it day-by-day," Chester said. "I wouldn't rule out this week. I feel more or less 100 percent physically with regard to my infection, but day-by-day is probably the best way to describe it."
With Chester out last week, Tony Moll stepped in and started right guard against the Panthers.
Moll played pretty well, and if Chester has to miss his second straight game this weekend, Moll will fill in against the Buccaneers.