Joe Flacco may have avoided major knee injury

Joe Flacco may have avoided major knee injury
December 17, 2013, 1:15 am
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Flacco on injury: "I don't know anything yet"

Joe Flacco said he did not think the knee injury he suffered in the fourth quarter was serious, although he was not sure if more tested would be done. Flacco walked to the podium for his postgame press conference without a limp, and did not appear to be in pain.

"It wasn't really bothering me after the initial hit, probably more scared more than anything," Flacco said. "It feels fine, feels strong. He hit me something like right below the knee and I just caved in."

Asked if he would get testing on it, Flacco said, "I have no idea."

Early signs indicated that Flacco would continue his streak of never missing a start since joining the Ravens six seasons ago. He returned to the game after the hit, and led the Ravens on their final drive that resulted in Justin Tucker's game-winning 61-yard field goal.

Coach John Harbaugh admired Flacco's perseverance, during a game in which the Ravens never scored a touchdown. On the game-winning drive, Flacco connected with Jacoby Jones on a beautiful throw and catch for a key first down on third-and-15.

"Joe Flacco is one tough guy," Harbaugh said. "He's a great player in crunch time."