Dumervil will try to return to practice Friday

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil hopes to return to practice Friday after being sidelined again Thursday with an ankle injury.

"I’m going to try and go out with the guys, get some work in," Dumervil said. "We’ve got a good team in Detroit, so I have to make sure I’m ready."

Dumervil, the team's leader in sacks, missed his first game last Sunday, ending a streak of 44 straight games played. He didn't practice all of last week, and was the only Ravens player not to suit up Thursday.

"It's definitely gotten better," Dumervil said. "The strength is getting there. Just working man, trying to continue to work on my conditioning and really strengthen that ankle to get me to a point where I can tolerate it."

Dumervil injured his ankle Nov. 28 in a win against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but returned to finish the game. He described it as "an unusual ankle sprain."

"It's sort of a bruise [and] strain," Dumervil said. "That's why it's kind of awkward. You feel things from different areas, but I'm getting better."

Here's the complete injury report for the Ravens:

Did not practice: LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle)

Limited participation: S Brynden Trawick (ankle), CB Lardarius Webb (abs).