Ravens' McGahee breaks two ribs vs. Seahawks

12/23/2007 - NFL Willis McGahee Baltimore Ravens + more

SEATTLE -- The Baltimore Ravens lost yet another starter on
Sunday when running back Willis McGahee broke two ribs on a hit in
the first quarter of the Ravens' 27-6 loss to Seattle.

McGahee remained down on the field after being tackled on a
1-yard run late in the first quarter by Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu and defensive tackle Brandon Mebane. McGahee walked slowly
off the field, and had his chest wrapped on the sideline before
walking back to the locker room.

The team said McGahee was hopeful of returning in the second
half, but was announced as being out when the second half began.
After the game, the Ravens said McGahee had cracked ribs and his
status for next week's season finale against Pittsburgh was

McGahee had five carries for 10 yards in the first quarter.
Former Denver lead running back Mike Anderson took McGahee's place.
Anderson had seven carries for the season entering Sunday, but was
also slowed by a hamstring injury in the second half.

Baltimore was already without middle linebacker Ray Lewis, and
its top two tight ends and cornerbacks. Offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden also strained his left hamstring in the first quarter, but
remained in the game until the closing minutes.

Reserve tight end Quinn Sypniewski, filling in for the injured
Todd Heap and Daniel Wilcox, also sustained a concussion and
bruised sternum.