OWINGS MILLS — Ravens coach John Harbaugh addressed Sunday’s injuries to safety Kyle Hamilton and wide receiver/returner Devin Duvernay on Monday.
Hamilton injured his left knee in the second quarter, returned to the game, and left again in the third quarter in the 37-31 victory over the Rams on Sunday. There are multiple reports that Hamilton suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament, but Harbaugh did not confirm the specific injury.
However, Harbaugh does not expect the injury to affect Hamilton over the long term, and he could be available Week 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Looks like he will be day-to-day,” Harbaugh said. “So we’ll see as we go through the week. He’ll have a chance to play in this game.”
Before leaving the game in the third quarter with a knee injury, Hamilton registered seven tackles, including one for a loss. With his tackle for a loss on Rams running back Kyren Williams (-2 yards), Hamilton surpassed Ed Reed (eight in 2003) for the most tackles for a loss (9) by a defensive back in Ravens single-season history. Hamilton also leads all NFL defensive backs this season.
The news on Duvernay was not as optimistic, but Harbaugh does not expect the back injury to end his season.
With Duvernay out, Tylan Wallace was forced into action as the primary punt returner. With 7:42 remaining in overtime, he produced the biggest play of his four-year career when he returned a punt 76 yards to give the Ravens the victory and touch off a wild celebration at M&T Bank Stadium.
When asked whether Wallace would continue to be the primary punt returner in Duvernay’s absence, Harbaugh replied: “I think he’s earned it.”