Ravens' Mason to be game-time decision with shoulder injury

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason insists he will be ready to play against the New York Giants on Sunday, even though his coach isn't so sure.

Mason said Wednesday the shoulder had improved after two days of treatment and he expects to be on the field, but coach John Harbaugh says the veteran's status will be a game-time decision.

"He's going to be day-to-day," Harbaugh said. "It's going to be a game-time decision. What was hurt, he has a dislocated shoulder, so he's not going to practice this week. It'll just be a matter of whether he can go on Sunday or not."

Mason, who did not practice on Wednesday and is not expected to practice this week, dislocated his left shoulder early in last Sunday's 41-13 win over Houston. He returned to play during the second half, catching all three of his passes and a two-point conversion.

Mason leads the team in both receptions (46) and receiving yards (598).

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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