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Monday, August 25, 2014

Ravens Injury Update: Bernard Pierce

By on 8/25/2014 07:00:00 AM

Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce left Saturday night’s game against the Washington Redskins due to a head injury. Pierce was later tested for a concussion.

The news was reported by Baltimore Sun writer Aaron Wilson via twitter.
Pierce sustained the injury after a hard hit by Redskins’ safety Brandon Meriweather.

According to the Baltimore Sun, “Pierce suffered a hit to the head on a high tackle by Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather, sustaining a concussion in the first quarter. Pierce went to the locker room with team doctors to be further examined under the mandatory NFL concussion testing protocol and remained under observation in the second half and didn't return.”

Despite Ray Rice’s suspension, Pierce has played well this preseason, rushing for 89 yards on 21 carries, including a 55-yard, seven-carry performance week two.

Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh was slightly positive, but mainly vague after the game. According to the Baltimore Sun, Harbaugh said, "we'll have to see," adding that there were no other serious injuries. "I'm not sure where he's at right now. He obviously didn't return in the game. His head, we'll just have to see how that goes."

Right now, if Pierce cannot make it to week one, rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro and veteran Justin Forsett could be seeing action. However, Harbaugh and Baltimore remain hopeful that Pierce will be back.

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