Baltimore Ravens Injury Update: Josh Wilson Expected To Play vs. New England

David GrilloContributor IOctober 15, 2010

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 10: Josh Wilson #37 of the Baltimore Ravens returns a kickoff against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. Players wore pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Ravens defeated the Broncos 31-17. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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Against Denver in the last few minutes in Week 5, Josh Wilson struggled through the pain of a severely strained hamstring. Fortunately he still managed to return three kickoffs for a total of 60 yards. His longest of the three was 26 yards.

He averaged for 20.0 yards per return.

After the game Wilson was questioned as to the reported injury he succumbed to in the five remaining minutes of the fourth quarter against Denver. He reportedly said it was a strained hamstring but that it shouldn't be anything to worry about.

Yet to the Ravens' surprise, he sat out for Wednesday's practice only to return yesterday.

When asked Thursday about his current condition Wilson stated, "I would definitely be surprised if I couldn't play. You just don't want it to be a long-term injury. It's not terrible." This is surely good news for the Ravens as they face off against the Patriots in Week 6.

Although this is only his fourth season in the NFL Wilson has still created quite the impact for both Seattle (2007-2010) and now Baltimore (2010-present).

In his career Wilson has 122 solo tackles, 13 assisted tackles, two sacks for a total yardage loss of 16 and six interceptions (three of which he ran for touchdowns).

As if Baltimore's defense isn't stacked enough, the healthy addition of Josh Wilson back into the lineup will surely have an impact against the Patriots. In addition, this is the Patriots first game after losing Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings. This means that Tom Brady will still be formulating new throwing patterns and plays, thus increasing the chances of in-completions and interceptions.

As the Ravens return to Gillette Stadium for the first time since their 33-14 win over New England in the Wild Card of the 2009 playoffs, expect it to be a battle full of hard hits, shotgun passes, and lengthy rushes.

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