Ravens' QB Joe Flacco to wear knee brace vs. Patriots

Thursday December 19th, 2013

 Joe Flacco is on pace to set a career-high in passing attempts this season. (Jason Miller/Getty Images Joe Flacco is on pace to set a career-high for passing attempts this season. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will wear a brace on his left knee in Sunday's game against the New England Patriots, reports Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.

Flacco was hit on his knee by the helmet of Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy in the fourth quarter of the Ravens 18-16 win on Monday.

Flacco wore a brace at practice on Wednesday and will continue to wear it for Sunday's game. He has started 94 straight games since entering the league in 2008.

"It was uncomfortable a little bit," Flacco said. "If it protects it, it's all good for me. It's getting better, that's a good sign I think."

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Flacco, who was 20-38 for 222 yards against the Lions, said he had a scary feeling after being hit on his knee.

"I felt something obviously when I got hit down there," Flacco said. "And then Ray came over and wanted me to get up but he didn't really help me. I wasn't really ready to get up yet because I didn't want to get up and test it out and have myself collapse to the ground and look like a hit. I've never really had a severe knee injury, so you don't know what is what. So when you feel something, you definitely get a little bit scared."
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