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Injured Ravens Running Back Returns to Practice on Thursday

Jason Schandl
Justice Hill returned from a hamstring injury to practice on Thursday for the Baltimore Ravens.
Justice Hill returned from a hamstring injury to practice on Thursday for the Baltimore Ravens. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Any conversation about the Baltimore Ravens' running back room in 2022 has started with health and injuries. J.K. Dobbins missed the first two weeks of the season, Gus Edwards has still yet to debut, and Justice Hill missed Week 5 with a hamstring injury.

The health of the group continues to trend in the right direction, however, with Hill back at practice on Thursday.

Returning for a Thursday practice means Hill will likely suit up against the New York Giants on Sunday.

He hasn't played a huge role in the backfield with Dobbins back in the fold, but Hill did see a season-high 10 touches in a Week 4 loss to the Buffalo Bills, and in Week 3 he was on the field for a season-high 47% of the Ravens' offensive snaps — a mark Dobbins himself has only topped in one of three games since returning.

With Dobbins still working his way up to full speed, Hill's explosiveness (trailing only Lamar Jackson for the team lead with 6.6 yards per carry) can be very valuable to this run-first offense.

Even playing on the road, Hill and the Ravens are heavy 6-point favorites against the red-hot New York Giants on Sunday, according to Week 6 NFL odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.

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