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Ravens Friday Injury Report Week 5: Starting C Matt Skura Questionable For Sunday

The Baltimore Ravens have now released what will likely be their final injury report of Week 5 ahead of their Sunday game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Friday offering shows that one player is out for that contest with three others being questionable.

Not practicing again for the Ravens on Friday were center Matt Skura (knee) and cornerback Jimmy Smith (knee). Skura, the team’s starting center, ends the week listed as questionable while Smith has been ruled out.

With Smith out, cornerback Brandon Carr is expected to once again start in his place. As for Skura, who was added to the Ravens injury report on Thursday after being injured in practice, he ends the week listed as questionable.

“He had something happen in practice,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said of Skura on Friday. “I think there’s a real good chance he’ll play. Very encouraged. So, we’ll just have to see. If not, we’ll just go with the guys we’ve got.”

Should Skura be unable to play on Sunday, either undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari or guard Bradley Bozeman would likely start in his place. That would be a huge advantage for the Steelers.

Fullback/defensive lineman Patrick Ricard (not injury related) and linebacker Pernell McPhee (not injury related) both failed to practice on Friday, and both were seemingly just given the day off to rest.

Cornerback Cyrus Jones (foot) was also added to the Ravens injury report on Friday after being limited in practice earlier in the day. He ends the week listed as questionable. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams (knee) also ends the week listed as questionable after practicing fully on Friday.

Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (foot) and safety Earl Thomas (not injury related) both practiced fully on Friday and neither were given a game status designation to close out the week and thus both will play Sunday against the Steelers.


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