Ravens’ Flacco plays wait­ing game while his in­jured back heals

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - In­stead of play­ing foot­ball, Joe Flacco is play­ing the wait­ing game while his back heals.

The Bal­ti­more Ravens quar­ter­back missed the first two days of train­ing camp, and there’s no telling when he will suit up.

Coach John Har­baugh said it might be a week, and Flacco agreed af­ter his team­mates walked off the field Fri­day.

“That’s what we’re all hop­ing for,” said Flacco, now in his 10th NFL sea­son. “I want to be out there as soon as pos­si­ble.”

Backup Ryan Mal­lett ran the first team, and the Ravens signed quar­ter­back David Ol­son on Fri­day. Ol­son played un­der Har­baugh’s brother, Jim, at Stan­ford. He trans­ferred to Clem­son for his se­nior sea­son and most re­cently played in the Cham­pi­ons In­door Foot­ball League.

“We had to have an­other quar­ter­back to get through prac­tice and get through reps,”John Har­baugh said.

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