The medical question of the week surrounding the Ravens has been running back Ray Rice's strained left hip flexor.
Rice was injured Sunday during the second half of a 14-6 win over the Cleveland Browns immediately going to the ground and grabbing his hip before limping off the field.
Although he didn't practice Wednesday Rice is no longer limping the team didn't regard his injury as serious enough to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam and coach John Harbaugh has said Rice doesn't need to necessarily practice this week to play Sunday against the Houston Texans.
Dr. Derek Ochiai a board-certified hip arthroscopic surgeon and sports medicine doctor in Virginia who's not treating Rice believes the running back should be able to get back on the field soon perhaps even as soon as this weekend if he responds well to treatment.
"I saw the play that Ray got injured on and you can definitely see the hip flexor strain" Ochiai said. "He was trying to cut and he extended his hip when ...