Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap was injured late during the fourth quarter in Sunday’s 33-14 wild-card win over the New England Patriots, but it sounds as though the two-time Pro Bowler avoided serious injury. In fact, Heap is already planning on taking the field in the divisional round of the playoffs against the Colts.
Heap was injured on the Ravens’ final full drive of the game when he was run into from behind by several players, bending awkwardly backwards as he fell to the ground. He was in obvious pain as trainers checked him over, but was able to walk off the field on his own.
“I don’t think it’s real serious, but we’ll have to see,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said during his postgame news conference.
Heap, who played in all 16 games this season, told The Baltimore Sun he felt like he would play despite being in obvious pain in the locker room following the game.
“I’m hurting pretty good right now,” Heap told the paper. “We’ll see how it feels [Monday]. I played through worse last year.”