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While Head Coach John Harbaugh is proceeding more cautiously, Terrence Cody is pinpointing Sunday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals for his return from recent knee surgery.
Cody had a procedure in late August to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and hasn’t practiced since Aug. 25.
“I should be able to play,” Cody said.
Still, the rookie won’t practice on Wednesday as he continues his rehabilitation.
Harbaugh said the 350-pound run-stuffer is nearing a return to the field, but isn’t ready yet.
“He seems to be getting better,” Harbaugh said before Wednesday’s late-afternoon session. “Will he play? I don’t know. I don’t think he’ll practice today, but he’s close to practicing. He’ll be day-by-day.”
Cody said he’s been able to run to continue his conditioning, but acknowledges that he needs practice time to really be game-ready. At this point, however, he is confident his knee will hold up.
“I trust it,” he said of his knee.
“I’m able to do a lot of things. A lot of running, a lot of other things to get physically better,” Cody added. “I want to get a lot of reps so I can get back into playing shape.”
Cody’s presence could benefit a Ravens’ defense that was gouged by Cincinnati running back Cedric Benson for at least 117 yards in each of two meetings last year.