|Ravens S Bernard Pollard returned to practice after missing two games with a chest injury. (US Presswire)|
Pollard aggravated an injury suffered in Week 2 against Philadelphia against the Redskins two weeks ago. It forced him to miss games against the Broncos and Giants, which were difficult for the seven-year veteran to miss.
But Pollard returned to practice Wednesday and was a full participant. He's hoping to play Sunday against the Bengals, to knock off some of the rust before the postseason begins.
"I want to be as healthy as I can for the playoffs," Pollard said. "That's our No. 1 goal. We want to get back as quick as we can and as healthy as we can."
Pollard leads the Ravens in tackles with 98 despite missing the two games. But those numbers are somewhat skewed because five of the top-six leading tacklers have missed games with injuries.
Although he returned to practice Wednesday, Pollard wouldn't commit to whether he'd play Sunday.
"We'll see what the doctors and everybody say," Pollard said. "But for our team, it comes down to getting healthy and doing what we can to be as close to full speed and 100 percent as possible for the playoffs."
Yanda was able to play against the Giants despite a sprained ankle that held him out the week before. Now, it appears he's also dealing with injuries to his shoulder and knee.
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Full participation: Pollard (chest), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), WR Jacoby Jones (ankle), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), TE Dennis Pitta (knee), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (sports hernia), OLB Terrell Suggs (biceps).
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