Terry Sprains Ankle, Costing Ravens Another Lineman
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Baltimore Ravens starting tackle Adam Terry was carted off the field yesterday morning at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., clutching his leg and screaming in pain after spraining his left ankle.
Terry flipped over running back Ray Rice.
It's not believed to be a long-term injury. An MRI exam revealed the sprain, but it initially alarmed the Ravens because Terry had his left ankle surgically repaired in January.
"It's not a major injury," Ravens Coach John Harbaugh said. "He'll be back."
Terry is the Ravens' second starting tackle to be hurt in the past four days. He shifted from right tackle to the left side to take over for tackle Jared Gaither, who is out indefinitely with a sprained right ankle and has his leg in an elaborate walking boot.
Former practice squad lineman Mike Kracalik filled in at left tackle for the rest of practice, with third-round pick Oniel Cousins playing with the No. 1 offense at right tackle.
Meanwhile, defensive tackle Haloti Ngata confirmed he has a mild sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.
"It's just a little minor thing," said Ngata, who is wearing a brace on his leg. "It's just a speed bump that I'm trying to get over. I'll be back sooner than you guys think."
· COWBOYS: Cornerback Terence Newman will miss at least three weeks of practice because of a significant groin injury, Coach Wade Phillips said.
Newman was injured during the morning practice Monday when he became tangled with a receiver during a play and his leg twisted.