Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore Ravens backup running back Bernard
Pierce was listed as questionable on the final injury report as the team
continues preparations for Sunday's AFC Championship clash against the New
Pierce rushed for 103 yards during Baltimore's 24-9 victory over the
Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wild Card round, but carried the ball just five
times for 14 yards before aggravating a knee injury in the Ravens' thrilling
double-overtime win over the Denver Broncos last weekend.
The rookie running back sat out Thursday's practice before returning on a
limited basis on Friday, but said he will be ready to play come Sunday.
"I'm feeling good, man," Pierce told reporters. "Basically, it just took time.
I wasn't really getting any rest. I'm feeling pretty good this week. I'm going
to give it everything I've got. I was going to play, regardless."
Fullback Vonta Leach was limited on Thursday and Friday with knee and ankle
ailments and was also listed as questionable on the final injury report.
Linebacker Dennell Ellbere (ankle) and wide receiver David Reed (thigh) were
both limited on Friday and have been deemed questionable for Sunday.
Sixteen other players were listed as probable for Sunday's tilt, including
linebackers Terrell Suggs (achilles/bicep) and Ray Lewis (triceps), safety Ed
Reed (shoulder), and wide receivers Anquan Boldin (shoulder) and Torrey Smith
(back) -- all of whom practiced fully on Friday and are expected to play.
Backup cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh) missed practice all week and has been
ruled out for Sunday.
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