Ogden, Lewis, McNair, Sams, Wilcox injured

CINCINNATI -- Baltimore Ravens All-Pro offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden aggravated his hyperextended left big toe, limping off the field in the first quarter. Ogden never returned and was replaced in the lineup as Adam Terry shifted over to his natural left tackle spot with rookie Marshal Yanda stepping in at right tackle.

It wasn't immediately clear how seriously Ogden was injured as the Ravens lost 27-20 to the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night at Paul Brown Stadium to begin the season. Ogden left the stadium without commenting, but is expected to probably undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam today.

Meanwhile, All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis hurt his upper right arm while tackling wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh during the first quarter.

Although Lewis was clearly in pain after going to the locker room to be examined, he remained in the game and continued tackling. Lewis said he tore his triceps, but team officials said it was more like a pulled muscle and that he will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam today.

Return specialist B.J. Sams' hard luck at this stadium continued.

After breaking his ankle last season against Cincinnati in an injury that required season-ending surgery, Sams sprained his knee and didn't return. It's considered to be a significant injury, according to team officials. He will undergo an MRI, too.

Quarterback Steve McNair incurred a groin pull and didn't finish the game. He said he has never experienced an injury like this one, but didn't rule himself out for next week's home opener against the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium.

Tight end Daniel Wilcox sprained his right ankle and was on cructches afterward. He had just recovered from a sprained left ankle.

QUICK HITS: With a 47-yard kickoff return in the first half, Sams eclipsed Jermaine Lewis' franchise record for kickoff return yardage. ... The Ravens deactivated kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd, quarterback Troy Smith, return specialist Yamon Figurs, cornerback Ronnie Prude, running back Mike Anderson (personal reasons) along with linebackers Antwan Barnes, Prescott Burgess and Edgar Jones. ... The Bengals deactivated quarterback Jeff Rowe, cornerback David Jones, safety Marvin White, running back Clifton Dawson, safety Ethan Kilmer, center Dan Santucci, defensive end Frostee Rucker and linebacker Rashad Jeanty. … Andrew Whitworth started at left tackle in place of an injured Levi Jones. … Lemar Marshall started at linebacker in place of Jeanty. … Rookie first-round pick Leon Hall started in place of Johnathan Joseph at cornerback.

Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.

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