All week long Baltimore has read the reports of the Steelers injuries heading into week nine against the Ravens.  James Harrison tweeted that he will be sidelined and all indications are that LaMarr Woodley and Hines Ward will also likely be out for the Steelers.

But the health of Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is beginning to become a growing concern for Baltimore.

Ngata missed Wednesday and Thursday’s practices with a thigh injury.  A league source did tell Aaron Wilson that Ngata expects to play Sunday.

With Ngata’s help in week one, the Ravens forced Ben Roethlisberger to throw three interceptions and fumble four times.  He’s one of the center pieces of the Ravens defense.  Hopefully the team is just being cautious with him, the Ravens need him to suit up.