Ribs not broken, Ravens' Reed says he plans to play Sunday

Baltimore RavensPro Bowl safety Ed Reed said he doesn't have fractured ribs and will play in Sunday's wild-card playoff game at Kansas City, the Carroll County Times reported.

Reed sustained the injury, which he described as both a bruise and a muscular injury, during last Sunday's regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.

"I'm just trying to get myself together right now," Reed said Wednesday. "I'm trying not to let it stop me. It's painful. I'm just dealing with it. I'm going to rehab up until this Sunday and another good reason not to be playing Indy because we would have been playing Saturday. That's the only thing honestly I was praying for."

Reed missed the season's first six games after undergoing offseason hip surgery.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh was hopeful that Reed and left tackle Michael Oher, who has a right knee sprain, will play against the Chiefs.

"They seem good," Harbaugh said, according to the Ravens' official website. "They were out here. Seem like they're moving around OK. I'm always optimistic."

Oher, wide receiver Derrick Mason (abs/ankle) and kick returner David Reed (wrist) were full participants in Wednesday's practice.

Reed, who missed the Ravens' last two games with a concussion and the wrist injury, said his wrist wasn't improving and might require surgery, the team's official web site reported.

Center Matt Birk (knee), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (thigh) and linebacker Terrell Suggs (knee) didn't practice. Linebackers Tavares Gooden (shoulder), Dannell Ellerbe (head) and Jameel McClain (back) all were limited, as were cornerback Josh Wilson (head) and safety Tom Zbikowski (back).

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