Ravens LT Gaither Likely to Miss Week 6

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Ravens LT Gaither Misses Second Straight Practice

Ravens Insider  Aaron Wilson tweets:

Jared Gaither (neck) isn’t practicing for the second consecutive day

Gaither’s status for Week 6’s contest at Minnesota remains uncertain, although it appears as if the Ravens will hold him out another week as he recovers from his frightening injury.

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Ravens LT Gaither May Play This Week

This from Aaron Wilson’s Twitter:

John Harbaugh said that Jared Gaither could play this week or possibly be out for a few weeks. He confirmed Ayanbadejo is out for the year

This is great news for Gaither, who suffered a scary neck injury Sunday.

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Prognosis for Ravens LT Gaither Is Hopeful

Despite suffering a frightening injury to his neck during yesterday's loss to the Patriots, Ravens LT Jared Gaither appears to be in good shape, according to the Baltimore Sun. X-rays on Gaither's neck and shoulder were negative (which is positive news), and he is scheduled to undergo an MRI today. The 6'9'' 340-pound Gaither was too large for Mass General Hospital's MRI machine.

Gaither was injured during a second quarter pass play, when his head struck QB Joe Flacco. Here's the video of the play:

Rookie RT (and book and film subject) Michael Oher replaced Gaither at LT, with reserve Marshall Yanda manning the right bookend spot. At this point, there's no word on when Gaither is expected back, although he is doubtful for this week's game.

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