One hurdle remains for Ayanbadejo to play in Seattle

November 11, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, who suffered a mild concussion in the 23-20 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, was on the field for the portion of Friday’s practice open to the media, making it three days in a row that Ayanbadejo has practiced on at least a limited basis.

Ayanbadejo must pass a concussion test on Saturday to be cleared to play against the Seattle Seahawks, something Ravens coach John Harbaugh expects will happen without issue.

“I don’t know if it’s official yet, but we’re anticipating that,” Harbaugh said. “He should be alright.”

Ayanbadejo said he has been pretty much symptom-free -- no sensitivity to light, dizziness or headaches -- since Sunday, but his reaction time was slow when he took a baseline test earlier in the week.

“That’s where they drew a little bit of concern,” the special teams standout said.

Ayanbadejo said he feels “fine” and joked that he will resort to cheating to pass Saturday’s test if he has to.

“I’m going to read online so I can study and see exactly what [team doctors are] going to do so I can get a little cheating so I can get this thing passed so I can help my team on Sunday,” he said.

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