Gaither To Be Re-Evaluated

Coach John Harbaugh said “the clock is ticking” on whether Gaither will be put on IR.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Friday, October 1st, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Ravens tackle Jared Gaither’s injured back will be re-evaluated after he suffered a setback in practice Thursday.

That means Gaither, who practiced on a limited basis for the first time in eight weeks Thursday, is becoming a possible candidate for Injured Reserve.

“Obviously, the clock is ticking on something like that,” Harbaugh said, adding that’s the case with any lingering injury.

Gaither’s slight tear in his thoracic disk, which he suffered on Aug. 5, was originally diagnosed as a four-to-six week injury by Dr. Robert Watkins, the doctor Gaither and his agent Drew Rosenhaus chose for a second opinion.

Now Gaither is two weeks beyond the worst-case-scenario.

“His injury has been a mystery a little bit,” Harbaugh said. “Our doctors have looked at it, and they don’t see it in there right now. So we’ve got to find out from the best experts what’s causing that problem.”

Gaither will head back out to California to see Dr. Watkins on Monday.

Harbaugh reported that Gaither was starting to feel better about a week-and-a-half ago. Gaither felt like he was going to be ready to play this week.

“So he went out there and went through a very light practice,” Harbaugh said. “The next day, he came in and his back was sore.”

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