Fortunately, initial reports suggest that the injury bug will not be a significant factor in the 2 NFL Conference Championship games. Barring unreported or practice injury this week, the Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed is the key focus on the injury report. Reed was helped off the field by teammates after what appeared to be an ankle sprain. X-Rays were negative and he says that he expects to play against the Patriots. Ankle injuries limit speed and mobility based on the severity of the sprain. Assuming Reed is weight bearing and expecting to practice, we can assume this is a low grade sprain and I would anticipate him to play at the Pro Bowl caliber we are accustomed to. Aaron Hernandez, who saw time in the backfield for the Pats was reported to have suffered a head injury in the game with the Broncos, but also is expected to play. Assuming he has passed the unpredictable concussion tests, the only limitation here would be if he actually had concussed and takes another blow to the head. The 49ers Ted Ginn Jr. who has been plagued with an ankle injury much of the season is reported to have injured his knee on Saturday. He has had a limited role throughout the ankle recovery and likely will be a non-significant factor against the Giants and his spark on special teams will be missed.