The Baltimore Ravens are set to travel to Los Angeles this week to face the Chargers on Saturday. The Ravens, a team almost always struck by misfortune in the shape of injuries, have dealt with one of their healthiest seasons in recent memory. The Ravens anticipate playing in Los Angeles with a very healthy roster at their disposal. As of Thursday, there are only four players on the Ravens injury report questionable to play. No one has been ruled out, and no one is listed as doubtful. The four players questionable to play the tight end, Nick Boyle, outside linebacker, Matthew Judon, defensive back, Anthony Levine, and guard, Alex Lewis.
The Ravens are likely to see at least three of these players be ready for Saturday’s game. Nick Boyle, Matthew Judon, and Anthony Levine, each dealing with a concussion, knee injury, and foot/toe injury respectively, participated fully in Thursday’s practice. The sole player questionable to play on Saturday who did not participate fully was guard Alex Lewis, who is dealing with a shoulder injury. If any player is to be kept out of Saturday’s action with health concerns, Alex Lewis would be the most likely to.
Like the Ravens, the Los Angeles Chargers are dealing with their own slate of injuries. The Chargers will have to play without the tight end Sean Culkin, who was ruled out with a back injury. Backup running back Austin Ekeler is listed as doubtful to play against the Ravens. He is dealing with a neck injury and was a limited participant in the Chargers’ practice on Thursday. Finally, the most consequential injury status is that of Keenan Allen. Allen, the Chargers’ leading receiver, could be sitting on the sidelines this Saturday. He is currently dealing with a hip injury and is listed as questionable to play. Despite the designation, recent reports suggest that he will play on Saturday. Until the official deactivation lists are submitted, however, Allen’s status will be unconfirmed.