Posted on: December 30, 2011 9:47 pm
By Josh Katzowitz
Eight days ago we told you that Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin, after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus, would miss the rest of the regular season as he recovered. In fact, Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said it’d be tight for Boldin to return if the Ravens had to play in the wild card round.
Dr. James Andrews, though, apparently has worked a miracle. On Friday, via ESPN’s John Clayton, Andrews cleared Boldin to play Sunday vs. the Bengals.
While Boldin practiced Friday and is listed as doubtful, there is a chance he could take the field.
Which would be welcome news for Joe Flacco, because he’d be getting back his top receiving threat -- Boldin has 887 yards on the season.
And the Ravens really would like a victory against the Bengals, because Baltimore (via our handy Playoff Picture page), with a win, would take the AFC North and a first-round bye. And if Baltimore wins and the Patriots lose to the Bills, the Ravens would earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC and home-field playoffs all the way to the Super Bowl.
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