Heap injured, is questionable

RAVENS NOTEBOOK

Tight end hurts ankle stretching at home

Ravens notebook

September 24, 2006|By Jamison Hensley | Jamison Hensley,Sun Reporter

CLEVELAND -- The Ravens could be without their leading receiver today against the Cleveland Browns.

Tight end Todd Heap is listed as questionable after injuring his ankle while stretching in his home Friday night. The ankle was swollen when Heap joined the Ravens for yesterday's team flight to Cleveland.

If Heap can't play, the Ravens would start Daniel Wilcox and have to limit their two tight-end formations.

It is unknown which ankle Heap injured Friday. He missed a majority of the 2004 season with a severely sprained right ankle and later had reconstructive surgery.

After two games this season, Heap leads the Ravens with 10 catches for 63 yards and one touchdown.

Team buses collide

Two of the Ravens' buses collided on their way to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport yesterday for the team's flight to Cleveland.

No players were hurt, team spokesman Kevin Byrne said.

The accident occurred when an unknown vehicle pulled in the middle of the team caravan near the southbound Security Boulevard exit of the Baltimore Beltway, Byrne said. The Ravens' third bus had to abruptly stop and then was rear-ended by another team bus.

The players on that third bus, which included quarterback Steve McNair, were "jarred" but not hurt, Byrne said. The buses pulled off the Security Boulevard exit, where pieces had to be removed from the front side of the fourth bus before the Ravens could continue to the airport.

jamison.hensley@baltsun.com

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