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Ravens Are Banged Up Entering NFL Playoffs Against Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs will meet the Baltimore Ravens at Arrowhead Stadium in the wildcard round of the NFL playoffs next weekend and they'll do so fairly healthy once again. The Chiefs had one player on the injury report in Week 17 and we don't expect many names to be added on Wednesday when the first injury report of the week comes out.

The Ravens aren't quite as healthy. They listed 10 players on the injury report in Week 17 and several players suffered injuries in their victory over the Cincinnati Bengals

Safety Ed Reed suffered a rib injury and appeared to be in pain but returned. Offensive tackle Michael Oher sprained his right knee and didn't return, though the Ravens suggested he could if necessary. Cornerback Josh Wilson and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe had shoulder stingers and didn't return to the game. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata was banged up as well.

"We did get into a situation where we started getting some injuries," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said, per Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times. "Three or four guys went down for us. That hurt us, and we weren't going to have a chance to substitute anybody out. We were just trying to hang on and make sure we could get substitution groups in packages on the field.    

The bad news -- not that we'd wish for injuries on anyone -- is that all those guys are expected to be available against the Chiefs next weekend.