Mark Ingram reportedly felt tightness in calf during practice
Mark Ingram will have had three weeks off to rest his injured calf when the Baltimore Ravens host the Tennessee Titans, but the star running back is not a lock to play in the Divisional Round playoff game.
Ingram was not spotted at practice on Tuesday, and NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports that he experienced some tightness in his injured calf while practicing full-speed last week. The Ravens have decided to take it easy with him this week to avoid re-injury.
#Ravens RB Mark Ingram, not spotted at practice by reporters on the scene, was essentially full speed last week on his calf. But he felt some tightness, source said, and pulled back to avoid re-injury. He still has a chance to play the #Titans on Saturday.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2020
The initial fear when Ingram went down in Week 16 was that he had torn his Achilles, as the injury was of the non-contact variety. Ingram was diagnosed with a calf strain, however, and there has been optimism that he will be ready for Baltimore’s first playoff game after the team earned a first-round bye.
Ingram rushed for 1,018 yards and scored 15 total touchdowns during the regular season. He has been an extremely important part of the Ravens’ offense alongside Lamar Jackson, so they are hoping to have him on the field against Tennessee.