Owings Mills, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - Baltimore Ravens starting inside
linebacker Josh Bynes will miss Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers
after having surgery on an infected finger.
"He went into the hospital earlier this week. His finger that he cut a couple
of weeks ago and played with got infected," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said
Friday. "He was on antibiotics for two or three days there. We felt like he'd
be fine; we felt like he would play in the game. We thought we'd have him back
to practice Wednesday, then Thursday. Last night, the infection beat the
antibiotics, so he had to get surgery on that finger to get it cleaned out.
He's doing fine, but that will preclude him from being able to play in this
game. He'll be out of this game."
With Bynes being ruled out, rookie Arthur Brown is expected to make his first
Fellow linebacker Jameel McClain returned to practice this week, 10 months
after suffering a spinal cord contusion. He had a full week of practice, and
the team has until Saturday at 4 p.m. to decide whether to activate him from
the physically unable to perform list and put him on the 53-man roster.
The Ravens listed wide receiver Brandon Stokley (thigh) as doubtful, but
Harbaugh said he likely won't play Sunday.
Several players are questionable, including nose tackle Haloti Ngata (elbow)
and cornerback Lardarius Webb (thigh).
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