Derrick Mason told reporters after last Thursday's game against the Falcons that he thought he had broken the pinky finger on his right hand that he had surgically repaired during the Ravens' bye week.
Despite Mason re-aggravating the finger injury, head coach John Harbaugh said today that the veteran wide receiver should be able to play this Sunday against the Panthers.
Harbaugh said that Mason had a procedure done on the finger over the weekend, but the team expects him to suit up against Carolina.
"He's got it wrapped up, got it in kind of a splint of some kind," Harbaugh said. "It looks like it's swollen a little bit. He should be fine for Sunday. As he says, it goes with the territory."
Mason caught four passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Falcons. He appeared to be in a decent amount of pain immediately after making the touchdown catch, but remained in the game and caught one pass for 22 yards later in the fourth quarter.
And, for the record, every time I talk about Mason's pinky injury, all I think about is this clip, which might be one of my favorite scenes in television history.