John Harbaugh Looks Forward to Ravens Returning Healthier from Bye Week

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistNovember 14, 2017

No NFL team navigates an entire season without succumbing to injuries. The Baltimore Ravens are no exception.

Following a 2-0 start, they have dropped to 4-5 without star guard Marshal Yanda, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns. They opened 2017 by losing Danny Woodhead to a hamstring injury on the offense's first drive.

The 5'8" running back, who recorded 37 total yards in his lone series, could return as soon as Sunday, when Baltimore faces the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

In Monday's press conference, head coach John Harbaugh expressed hope of having more healthy players at his disposal.

"I'm excited for the fact that we have our offensive weapons back—the ones that are still with us," Harbaugh said. "I feel like we are [at] full strength. ... We are more full strength than we have been all year. We finally have a chance to be full strength."

The Ravens need all the help they can get to repair the NFL's worst passing offense. And with Yanda on injured reserve, they won't truly return to full strength this year.

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