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Ravens Insider: Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton did not practice Wednesday, still recovering from knee injury


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Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton is still recovering from a left knee injury he suffered in Monday night’s win over the San Francisco 49ers and did not participate in the team’s walk-through practice late Wednesday in Owings Mills, though he was wearing a jersey when the team came off the field at its indoor facility.

In terms of his availability for Sunday’s showdown against the Miami Dolphins, however, coach John Harbaugh indicated it was too soon to make a decision.

“We’re less than 48 hours from the [49ers] game” Harbaugh said. “So we’re just kind of working through all those things right now.”

Sunday’s game has huge playoff implications for both teams. If the Ravens (12-3) beat Miami (11-4), they will clinch the top seed in the AFC, get the first-round bye in the playoffs and have home-field advantage through the conference championship game.

Hamilton, who was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week on Wednesday after recording two interceptions and five tackles Monday night, was injured after making a tackle with 9:43 remaining in the fourth quarter. He went to the ground and immediately grabbed his left knee before being tended to by trainers and limping off the field under his own power. He did not return.

Hamilton isn’t the only Ravens player dealing with an injury.

Rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers did not practice Wednesday and was listed with a calf injury. Guard Kevin Zeitler (knee/quad) also did not practice.

Flowers was questionable for the 49ers game but had a team-high nine catches for 72 yards and a touchdown.

Meanwhile, cornerback Jalyn Armour-Davis and versatile offensive lineman Patrick Mekari were each limited with a concussion. Others who were limited were cornerback Arthur Maulet (knee); inside linebackers Patrick Queen (shoulder) and Roquan Smith (pectoral); defensive end Broderick Washington (elbow) and punter Jordan Stout (back).

As for Hamilton, the Ravens can ill-afford to be without perhaps their best overall defender against Miami, which leads the NFL in points (30.9) and yards (411.5) per game.

Along with performing at an All-Pro level this season, the second-year safety has shown his toughness. He injured the same knee two weeks ago in a win over the Los Angeles Rams but returned to practice the following week with a brace and had a team-high seven tackles in a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On the season, he has 76 tackles, 10 passes defensed, three sacks, a forced fumble and four interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 12.

For the Dolphins, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle (ankle) was one of seven players who did not practice Wednesday. The others were running backs De’Von Achane (toe) and Raheem Mostert (knee/ankle); receivers Tyreek Hill (ankle/rest) and Robbie Chosen (concussion); offensive tackle Terron Armstead (knee/ankle/back); and offensive lineman Robert Hunt (hamstring).

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa did practice but was limited with left thumb and quad injuries.

Others who were limited were offensive linemen Liam Eichenberg (calf/ankle) and Austin Jackson (oblique), safety Jevon Holland (knees), cornerback Xavien Howard (hip/thumb) and outside linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel (wrist).

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