Gaither’s Return Short-Lived

Jared Gaither was sidelined again after practicing for the first time in eight weeks.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Ravens tackle Jared Gaither’s time back on the field was short-lived.

After practicing in limited fashion for the first time in eight weeks Wednesday, Gaither did not suit up Thursday, according to the Ravens’ injury report.

Gaither, who has been dealing with a slight tear in his thoracic disc (back), chose not to speak to the media before Thursday’s practice.

Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron spoke about how Gaither looked in his brief return Wednesday.

“From what I saw, it was solid,” Cameron said. “[He] wasn’t out there a lot, but a step in the right direction.”

As was assumed, Cameron said he doesn’t expect Gaither to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

That means Marshal Yanda is once again expected to man the right tackle spot versus the Steelers. He could receive help from backup tackles Oniel Cousins or Tony Moll.

“That would be asking a lot,” Cameron said of Gaither playing. “It’s nice to get the feeling that he’s back in the mix.

“Injuries are a part of this game – it’s a 100-percent injury sport. You just kind of work yourself through it and really pull for the player, because players’ careers are very short. Coaching careers, you hope, have some length to them, but players have a small window. And you want guys to be able to maximize that opportunity.”

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