Carr pronounces himself healthy, ready for Sunday

CB says hamstring is much improved

September 22, 2011|By Edward Lee

Chris Carr said his left hamstring has improved enough that he intends to play when the Ravens visit the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

“I fully expect to play Sunday,” the cornerback said prior to Thursday’s practice. “I feel like I’ll be healthy enough to play.”

Carr, who re-aggravated the hamstring injury in the second quarter of the team’s season-opening victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, did not play in last Sunday’s 26-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans, snapping a streak of 102 games played.

As frustrating as losing that streak may have been, Carr said the time off proved beneficial for strengthening his hamstring.

“Last week would have been pushing it,” he said. “It’s all about being smart. If I feel like I’m not going to be effective out there on the field, then I’m not going to put myself out there. It’s trying not to be prideful because you really want to play, but trying to be smart.”

Carr, who was limited in practice Wednesday, took part in individual drills during the portion of Thursday’s session open to the media. Joining his teammates in practice was an encouraging sign for Carr.

“It felt good,” he said. “You want to be out there at practice with your guys. I’m excited, eager to get out there on Sunday.”

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