SAN JOSE, Calif., - Ravens coach John Harbaugh wants his players to cool it with giving updates about injuries on Twitter. The latest offender was running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, who missed Game 1 with a knee injury. Taliaferro is making progress and expects to return Sunday vs. the Raiders.
“Tough lost proud of my dawgs fight tonight though can’t wait to get back on the field next week with them #RavensNation” Taliaferro wrote Sunday night.
As the Ravens' opponents game plan, Harbaugh does not want opponents getting information about who will play, and who won't play, beyond the weekly injury reports. Taliaferro deleted the tweet after Harbaugh’s press conference on Monday at the team’s San Jose, Calif. hotel. This comment from Harbaugh was probably why Taliaferro deleted the tweet.
“Yeah, I’m going to have to talk to him about that – Taliaferro, (Timmy) Jernigan, way too much chatter out there on social media,” Harbaugh said.
“It’s getting a little out of control,” Harbaugh said. “Players don’t do injury reports.”
Asked about the possibility of Taliaferro playing Sunday, Harbaugh said, “I’m optimistic. If he’s optimistic, I’m optimistic.”
Harbaugh said he might consider future fines for Ravens who provided injury information on Twitter.
“Twitter fines have now become part of our discipline,” said Harbaugh.
He was smiling after that comment. But Harbaugh’s message was clear. Be careful what you tweet.