Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb is making steady progress with his surgically-repaired torn anterior cruciate ligament, improving to the point where he could be on the verge of passing his physical and being activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Webb took a portion of the running test Wednesday at McDaniel College, and his interval times were even better than initially expected.

However, Webb has made it clear that he's not inclined to rush his rehabilitation schedule since he suffered the knee injury last December against the Chicago Bears.

Earlier his week, he said he doesn't believe he should play in any preseason games.

Webb is already well ahead of schedule and wants to err on the side of caution when it comes to when he'll begin practicing.

If Webb has concerns about it possibly being too soon to get back on the field, that could put the brakes on the Ravens' plans.

Regardless of when Webb gets activated, the consensus opinion is that the former third-round draft pick is making an impressive recovery.

"We might want to be cautious with him," Harbaugh said Tuesday "We’re going to be cautious with all these guys. The thing you don’t want to do is have a setback. He’s really doing well. I think he’s progressing ahead of schedule, that’s what I’ve been told.

"It won’t be long before you see him off the PUP and out here practicing with the guys, but I think we are going to be cautious with him. If he can play in the preseason and we feel very comfortable that it’s not going to be a setback, then we’ll do it. If we think there’s any possibility of a setback, then we probably won’t.”

The Ravens eased cornerback Fabian Washington., who tore his ACL last November, back into practice sessions. He's now slated to start Saturday night against the Washington Redskins and will likely play for a quarter.

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