The bad news: Ray Rice limped off the field and into the locker room with a non-contact injury. The good news: Rice's injury was a hip injury and CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports initial tests don't show any major issues.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells La Canfora that initial tests on Rice did not reveal structural problems and appeared more muscular in nature. He was not on crutches and was walking on his own, La Canfora reports. The Ravens have more tests planned but initial tests are positive.
Not that hip injuries are good, mind you, but it's much better to have a hip injury, I tend to think, than a knee injury.
INJURY UPDATE: RB Ray Rice is in the locker room. They're looking at his left hip.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 15, 2013
After Rice departed, Bernard Pierce took over the carries for the Ravens, as expected.
Losing Rice -- especially given the struggles of the Baltimore passing game this year -- would be devastating obviously.