Ravens battle through pre-season health issues

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — The injury problems continue to pile up for the Baltimore Ravens during this pre-season, especially at cornerback.

Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday that starting cornerback Lardarius Webb, who last practiced July 25 due to back problems, won’t play in the final two pre-season games. Webb will miss the entire exhibition season.

Harbaugh “was hoping” Webb would be ready to play in Saturday’s match-up against Washington, but when asked if the latest news means Webb won’t play in any preseason game, the coach said: “Correct.”

Starting cornerback Jimmy Smith suffered a bruised chest in last Saturday’s win over Dallas. Harbaugh says Smith is expected to play this weekend against the Redskins..

Harbaugh says there’s a chance Asa Jackson, who injured his right ankle on Aug. 10, could also return against Washington.

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