Ravens injury report update

OWINGS MILLS -- The Baltimore Ravens' biggest injury question mark heading into Sunday's football game against the Cleveland Browns is running back Musa Smith, the primary backup to starter Jamal Lewis.

Smith will likely be a game-time decision with a knee injury after being shut down for practice for the past two days. His knee is apparently feeling better, according to Ravens coach Brian Billick. Running backs coach Tony Nathan predicted that Smith would be active on gameday. He's listed as questionable.

With Smith's status up in the air, his playing time would go to veteran Mike Anderson. Anderson scored his first touchdown since joining the team last week against the Oakland Raiders and the former Marine snapped off a salute in the end zone. If Smith is deactivated, Baltimore could active rookie runners Cory Ross or P. J. Daniels for the first time this season.

Meanwhile, the Ravens upgraded six players to probable Friday in their final injury report, including: linebacker Ray Lewis (neck), running back Jamal Lewis (hip), cornerback Samari Rolle (ankle), linebacker Adalius Thomas (foot), defensive tackle Aubrayo Franklin (thigh) and center-guard Chris Chester (thigh). Only defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (back), offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden (hyperextended knee) and Smith remain questionable. Ngata and Ogden are scheduled to start.

Among the probable listings, only Jamal Lewis missed a portion of team drills Friday as the Ravens held an extended walkthrough at their training complex.

The Browns reported no changes in their Friday injury report.

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland

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