Posted: Sep 16, 2013 3:42 PM
Updated: Sep 16, 2013 3:43 PM
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The Baltimore Ravens are counting on having injured running back Ray Rice available for Sunday's matchup with the unbeaten Houston Texans.
Rice strained his left hip flexor in Baltimore's 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns. The three-time Pro Bowl star, who left the game in the fourth quarter, has not received an MRI.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh says, "We'll just be day-to-day with him."
Harbaugh says he might keep Rice out of practice this week before determining if he can play Sunday.
Backup Bernard Pierce compiled a team-high 57 yards rushing and a touchdown against Cleveland.
The Ravens (1-1) showed progress against the Browns coming off a lopsided loss to Denver, but Harbaugh says his team remains "a work in progress."
Houston (2-0) beat Baltimore last season 43-13.