Injuries seem to be an annual concern for the Baltimore Ravens, who have been decimated by health issues in each of the past two seasons. The 2023 campaign isn’t starting any differently, as the club has already been without many key contributors to begin the year.
Let’s run through the latest injury report in Baltimore, which includes updates on players like Odell Beckham Jr., Rashod Bateman, and Justice Hill.
Baltimore Ravens Injury Report
The Ravens’ Wednesday practice and injury report is lengthy. Here are the seven players who couldn’t participate in today’s practice:
- RB Justice Hill (foot)
- WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle)
- WR Rashod Bateman (hamstring)
- EDGE Odafe Oweh
- EDGE David Ojabo
- CB Marlon Humphrey (foot)
- S Kyle Hamilton (undisclosed)
Hill missed Week 3, opening up more carries for fellow running back Gus Edwards, who eventually departed Baltimore’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts with a concussion. The Ravens elevated veteran RBs Melvin Gordon and Kenyan Drake on Sunday and could do so again in Week 4.
Beckham was also sidelined last week despite head coach John Harbaugh initially telling reporters that OBJ wasn’t expected to miss time. With Bateman also injured, Zay Flowers, Nelson Agholor, and Devin Duvernay are Baltimore’s only healthy receivers. NFL journeyman Laquon Treadwell is on the club’s practice squad.
A look at the Ravens wide receivers, who are without Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) and Rashod Bateman (hamstring).
That leaves three healthy WRs on the 53-man roster: Zay Flowers, Nelson Agholor and Devin Duvernay.
Laquon Treadwell could get elevated from practice squad. pic.twitter.com/BFeVmMnvHC
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 27, 2023
Oweh couldn’t play against Indy, while Ojabo was hurt against the Colts. With fellow edge rusher Tyus Bowser still on the non-football injury list, the Ravens signed free agent Kyle Van Noy to their practice squad on Wednesday.
Humphrey was always supposed to miss regular-season time after undergoing foot surgery in August. Hamilton may have suffered an arm or shoulder injury in Week 4, but we’ll have to wait for Baltimore’s official injury report to be sure.
While the Ravens still have plenty of injured players on their roster, it wasn’t all doom and gloom on Wednesday, as several crucial Baltimore assets returned to practice.
Edwards, left tackle Ronnie Stanley (knee), center Tyler Linderbaum (ankle), and safety Marcus Williams (pectoral) all participated in practice today.
Stanley and Linderbaum missed the past two games but will reinforce Baltimore’s offensive line just in time for the team to face the Cleveland Browns’ stout front on Sunday. Meanwhile, several reports suggested Williams’ pec injury might be season-ending, so seeing him return to practice ahead of Week 4 is obviously excellent news.