Where Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley and RB J.K. Dobbins stand as recoveries continue

Left tackle Ronnie Stanley hasn’t practiced for a full week yet, but Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Friday that he’s “kind of week-to-week, day-to-day-ish.”

Running back J.K. Dobbins practiced fully for the second straight week, but his return timetable is more inscrutable: “You’ll know it when you see it,” Harbaugh said.

His comments after practice Friday shed further light on where two of the team’s most important players stand as they work their way back from last year’s season-ending injuries.

Stanley, limited by ankle injuries to seven games over the past two-plus seasons, practiced both Wednesday and Thursday for the first time this season. But he missed Friday’s workout for what Harbaugh called a “recovery day.” He hasn’t been a full participant in practice this season.

“Again, it comes back to him feeling like he’s going to be playing at his best,” Harbaugh said. “That’s really what it boils down to. Very sound. Very strong. I think he’s in great shape — maybe the best shape I’ve seen him, in some way, since he’s been here. … But he’s doing really well that way, so when he feels like he’s ready to go out there and be Ronnie Stanley at his best, then he’ll be out there.”

Dobbins, who tore the ACL, LCL and meniscus in his left knee, along with his hamstring, in last year’s preseason finale, said last week that he feels “amazing.” But he was inactive for the Ravens’ Week 2 loss to the Miami Dolphins, and Harbaugh indicated Friday that there are still thresholds Dobbins must reach.

“I’m happy [with] how he’s working,” Harbaugh said. “And we’ve got certain parameters we’re looking at and things like that. It’s not going to be too long.”


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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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