Ravens WR Derrick Mason Sprains Ankle

It initially seemed worse after Mason was hit by strong safety Dawan Landry late in Tuesday morning’s practice.

With his arms draped over trainers’ shoulders, Mason couldn’t put any weight on his right leg. About four hours later, Mason said the injury shouldn’t affect his availability for the regular season.

“I’ll be fine,” Mason said outside the team hotel. “I just twisted it, that’s all.”

On the play he was injured, Mason caught a pass along the sideline, ran 10 yards and tried to make a cut before being hit by Landry. He fumbled the ball and immediately fell.

Mason, 36, is one of the most durable players in the NFL. He has not missed a regular-season game since 2002, starting 122 straight, a mark that ranks second among active wide receivers.

The bad news has been piling up over the past week. At least it looks as if this injury is minor and that Mason should not miss a significant amount of time.

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