Ravens guard Chester fighting infection, out vs. Panthers

Chris Chester, the Baltimore Ravens' starting right guard, won't play against the Carolina Panthers because he has a high fever caused by an infected cut, the Carroll County Times reported Saturday.

The Ravens confirmed the news Sunday when they listed Chester as inactive for the game. Tony Moll is expected to start in Chester's place against the Panthers.

The newspaper didn't say Saturday where Chester was cut, but the lineman will remain in bed for at least another day or two. He was hospitalized Thursday.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that Chester, a fifth-year NFL veteran, was dealing with a "skin issue."

The Ravens also promoted Bryan Mattison from the practice squad Saturday for guard depth and cut offensive tackle Scott Kooistra, an eight-year veteran who hadn't played in a game this season.

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