Baltimore Ravens today received a huge double injury boost when it was revealed that star offensive players Justin Forsett and Torrey Smith practiced on Friday.
Both Forsett and Smith had failed to practice before Friday after the two key cogs in the Ravens' offense suffered injuries in Baltimore's 34-33 defeat to San Diego last weekend.
Forsett returned to practice on Friday after missing two days with a knee issue. It had been downplayed somewhat by Ravens' personnel, with the injury at times being labelled this week as "regular soreness".
Back in practice
The impressive tailback is not the only offensive star to return to practice for the Ravens, with star wideout Torrey Smith returning to practice on Friday after also suffering a knee injury against the Chargers.
"Two of the Ravens' top offensive stars, running back Justin Forsett and wide receiver Torrey Smith, returned to practice Friday ahead of Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins," The Baltimore Sun reported on Friday.
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Leaders on offense
Getting both Forsett and Smith back on board is crucial as the Ravens head into the final four games of the season looking to make the post-season.
Forsett is arguably the most impressive back in the NFL at the moment. Considering the 29-year-old came into the season without much hope of nailing down a role in the Ravens' offense, Forsett is now the leading back in the NFL in rushing yards per carry.
After a slow start to his season, Torrey Smith has been equally impressive. Smith started the season with four games without a touchdown, but in the last eight games he has eight TDs, including seven in his last six games.
With Forsett and Smith in action, the Ravens are a dramatically better team. And if the 7-5 Baltimore Ravens are to make the playoffs, they'll need both Forsett and Smith playing at the top of their games.