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Old 12-11-2011, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Will Ben play against SF?

That's the question in everybody's mind right now. Ben came back for the second half of Thursday's game and performed even better than he did without an injured ankle in the first half. This may seem like a good indication that he'll be fine...But it's just not that simple.

After an ankle injury like the one he suffered, swelling begins to set it. It doesn't happen immediately, but it usually comes WELL before 11 days, and lasts at least TWICE that long. Not only does it hurt, it makes moving even more difficult, and added precautions will be taken to assure the foot will be fully protected at all times. This leads me to the line.

Pouncey suffered an injury much like Ben's in Thursday's game as well. If Pouncey doesn't play against SF, that's a modified version of an already dubbed "Patchwork" offensive line, and surely, the line needs to be protecting Ben as well as possible, and without our young ProBowl center, that may be difficult.

But all in all, Ben's superman attitude will have him begging to get in this one. I think we know that. If I we're Tomlin, i'd let Ben play if he's ready. Although it is an out of conference match up, every win counts towards our division battle. I think we'll see Ben on MNF in San Francisco.

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Extra Note: Harrison injured his orbital bone earlier this season, and missed some games. But what most people don't know, is that he returned in the game he broke the orbital bone, and played. This proves, that even though Ben returned for the second half of the Browns game, nothing is sure until all tests are done.
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Default Re: Will Ben play against SF?

he played the second half of the Cleveland game. i see no reason why he couldn't play this game
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:08 PM   #3
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he played the second half of the Cleveland game. i see no reason why he couldn't play this game
most likely the case, especially if the ravens win today and next week
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he played the second half of the Cleveland game. i see no reason why he couldn't play this game
The pain of the injury is heavily amplified by the post-injury swelling, which has likely already begun. Chances are if he does play, he'll be in twice as much pain as he was on Thursday. Judging by his limp, that's a LOT of pain.
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The pain of the injury is heavily amplified by the post-injury swelling, which has likely already begun. Chances are if he does play, he'll be in twice as much pain as he was on Thursday. Judging by his limp, that's a LOT of pain.
the extra 3 days will help. swelling phase usually starts to subside after 4 days. ben will prolly take a painkiller and get in there knowing him.

not as optimistic on pouncey, he might not be back until playoffs. i hope to god kemo can play 1 week without jackass penalties
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. i hope to god kemo can play 1 week without jackass penalties
Dulac of the P-G says it is over for Kemo (the game film apparently showed 3 more holds that were not called) - Dulac says Essex will start over Kemo
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Dulac of the P-G says it is over for Kemo (the game film apparently showed 3 more holds that were not called) - Dulac says Essex will start over Kemo
nice, i hope kemo is a salary cap casualty after this season is over. wanted to support him since he's a hawaii dude also but he's been too stupid for too long. my patience finally ran out with him last thursday.
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Dulac of the P-G says it is over for Kemo (the game film apparently showed 3 more holds that were not called) - Dulac says Essex will start over Kemo
Good. I think Kemo just may be my least favorite guy on the team. Guy is just so undisciplined.
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Default Re: Will Ben play against SF?

I think he needs to sit, we need to have something left for the playoffs

unless it gets to the point where we might miss a Playoff Berth


but Hopefully Batch can play well enough down the stretch
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Default Re: Will Ben play against SF?

Ben will play. The division is still on the line and the Ravens won today. If the Chargers somehow beat Baltimore next week and we are sitting on the night game he DEFIANTLY will play since a win will pretty much sure up the division in that scenario and I believe we can beat the 9'ers with Ben limited. He's going to play. If not, they better be working on that run blocking like maniacs ALL WEEK.
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