OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Jared Gaither could play this Sunday against Cincinnati, depending on the result of an MRI he received Monday.

Coach John Harbaugh says the Ravens are “very hopeful” Gaither can play this week. Harbaugh points out though that it could be two weeks or more before Gaither returns.

Gaither was injured Sunday in Baltimore’s 27-21 loss to New England. While blocking defensive end Jarvis Green, Gaither was struck by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who was sprawling backward after being shoved by defensive end Ty Warren.

The 6-foot-9, 340-pound Gaither lay motionless for about 10 minutes and was taken off the field on a stretcher, but he had motion in both legs and arms.


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