Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead is expected to remain out for at least the next four-to-six weeks due to a hamstring injury, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. The injury that occurred on Sunday initially didn’t look good for the veteran tailback, who suffered one of the non-contact variety during the first quarter against the rival Cincinnati Bengals.
Despite missing three-plus quarters of the game, the 32-year-old finished the afternoon as the Ravens’ leading receiver with three catches for 33 yards. Jeremy Maclin was the only other Baltimore player to catch multiple passes from Joe Flacco, who finished 9-of-17 for 121 yards. Woodhead is in the first of a three-year deal he signed with the Ravens in free agency.
The Chadron State product was off a four-year stint with the now Los Angeles Chargers, though half of his stay in San Diego was marred by injuries. In 2014, he was ruled out for the remainder of the season after just three games once it was determined he broke his fibula. He played in a full 16 games the following season, but was bit by the injury bug once more last season when he tore his ACL in Week 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Ravens will look for Terrance West and Javorius Allen to shoulder the rushing load from here on out. The two tailbacks combined to tote the rock 40 times in Sunday’s 20-0 win on Sunday.
The Ravens, 1-0 to start the year, will play another divisional game in Week 2 when they host the Cleveland Browns at 1:00 Eastern Time on Sunday.