Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy will not be fined for the below the waist hit that resulted in Joe Flacco’s knee injury, confirms the NFL on Friday. Flacco suffered a sprained MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament). He received the injury in the 4th quarter of the Detroit Lions game on Monday.
The Ravens sent the play to the league office to be reviewed. They feel like the hit was a violation of “The Brady Rule.” This was put in place to protect quarterbacks from being hit low in the pocket while throwing. Levy escaped a fine because Ravens guard A. Q. Shipley pushed Levy toward Flacco on the way to making contact to the quarterback, causing him to fall onto Flacco’s leg.
This man is phenomenal! He has never had a serious injury and has started every game (94) in his six-year career. Way to go!
He is listed as questionable but is expected to play Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Running back Ray Rice had limited practice on Thursday and Friday due to a thigh injury. He has dealt with a hip injury that caused him to miss time earlier in the season. It is unknown if the two are related.
Outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil has been added as a limited participant in practice. He missed the game against the Minnesota Vikings with an ankle injury.
He is listed as questionable to play.
Other injuries include:
Cornerback Asa Jackson (thigh) – missed practice this week.
Linebacker Albert McClellan (neck) – missed practice this week.
Tight end Dallas Clark (illness) – probable
Safety Brynden Trawick (ankle) – probable