Ravens RB Danny Woodhead expected to miss 4-6 weeks

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Sep 10, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead (39) is tackled by Cincinnati Bengals inside linebacker Nick Vigil (59) during the first half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Woodhead is officially expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury, per Ian Rapoport.

Woodhead had a great start on Sunday’s win over the Bengals before leaving with a hamstring injury. He did not return to the game. Woodhead left the game at the end of the Ravens’ first offensive drive after falling down with a non-contact injury. All things considered, 4-6 weeks is better than most expected after watching Woodhead’s fall.

Woodhead missed 14 games when he was on the Chargers last season with a torn ACL. He also missed 13 games in 2014 with a fractured fibula. He’s no stranger to coming back from an injury, and the Ravens certainly hope this isn’t an injury that lingers.

From the one drive Woodhead was a part of, it’s obvious he was a huge part of the Ravens’ plans for their offense. He caught three passes for 33 yards and rushed once for four yards. Buck Allen is expected to slide into the passing back role in Woodhead’s absence. However, with Woodhead out, the Ravens only have two backs on their active roster.

Alex Collins and Jeremy Langford are sitting on the practice squad waiting to be promoted, but roster decisions will need to be made. The Ravens could place Woodhead on the IR designated to return, but he would have to be out a mandatory eight weeks if they do that. They may end up cutting one of their many defensive lineman simply to make space for another running back. Whatever happens, this is just another name on the long list of injuries to the Ravens this year.

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