OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Jared Gaither could play this Sunday against Cincinnati, depending on the result of an MRI he received Monday.
The 6-foot-9, 340-pound Gaither lay motionless for about 10 minutes and was taken off the field on a stretcher, but he had motion in both legs and arms.
"I thought those guys did a great job," center Matt Birk said Monday. "That's part of the game. Guys are going to go down, and you need guys to step up."
Birk said he knew from the outset that Gaither's injury was not serious.
"The thing was, where I was standing, Jared looked conscious the whole time," Birk said. "It looked like he had movement in all his extremities."
In other news, the Ravens have probably lost special teams standout and reserve linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo for the season with a torn left quadriceps.
"It's a big loss," Harbaugh said. "It's something we're going to have to fill, obviously, and someone else is going to have to step up. ... It's disappointing to lose him, but he'll be back next year ready to go."
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