On Friday, John Harbaugh, Ravens coach, said that TE Owen Daniels won’t be able to hit the field for one game – at least – after the player underwent a procedure on his left knee. Sports software services hope that his absence won’t prove to be a very big blow for the team, and would like to see how his absence could affect their performance.
Daniels, the second top WR for the Ravens, was not able to practice all week. However, news of this came as a surprise to many fans, as it happened a day after Daniels was considered to be fit to play by Gary Kubiak, the team’s offensive coordinator.
“As the week went on, his knee was not really progressing the way we wanted it to,” said Harbaugh.
Harbaugh said that Daniels would not be able to feature in the Ravens’ game against the Bengals on Sunday.
“After that, he has a chance to come back,” said Harbaugh. “So, it’ll be week to week after that and it won’t be many weeks at all. It could actually be next week. That’s an optimistic approach, but it could happen.”
Baltimore’s third TE will start, and it would only be the season’s eighth game. In Week 3, Dennis Pitta was out with an injury to the hip that ended his season.
Crockett Gillmore is set to take Daniels’ place. The player is seen as more of a blocking TE, but the team was very impressed with the progress that he made as a WR. He caught the ball three times for 29 yards in his last two showdowns.
“I’ve prepared to be the guy from the first day I was here, following Owen and Dennis around,” said Gillmore. “They’ve given me a great opportunity to step into their shoes.”
Daniels is the Ravens’ sixth starter to miss out on a game due to an injury alongside Pitta, CB Asa Jackson, LG Kelechi Osemele, DE Chris Canty, and LT Eugene Monroe.
After they practiced all week, Osemele and Monroe are set to return to action for the Ravens’ game on Sunday.
Sports software services know just how important Daniels is to the Ravens, and would like to see how the player’s absence could affect the team for their upcoming meeting with the Bengals. However, many fans are sure that Baltimore will be able to figure it out without any major hassles.
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