Ravens Provide Troubling Lamar Jackson Injury Update

Ravens Provide Troubling Lamar Jackson Injury Update

Lamar Jackson has been in the NFL for three years. In that time, he has never missed consecutive practices over the course of a regular season.

That all changed this week.

On Thursday, the team announced that it would continue to hold Jackson out due to a knee injury.

“It kind of falls into the ‘It is what it is’ category,” Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman said.

“It’s just part of life of what we do. That’s just how it goes and you make the best of it.”

Since taking over as Baltimore’s starting quarterback in 2018, Jackson has missed exactly four regular season practices.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that a source assured him Jackson’s injury “is not considered serious,” but the Ravens have been objectively cagey regarding this whole matter in recent days.

On Wednesday, the reason for holding Jackson out was described as “precautionary.” On Thursday, Roman simply refused to answer questions about Jackson’s health, deferring them instead to head coach John Harbaugh, who wasn’t scheduled to speak to the media.

Last Sunday, Baltimore defeated the Washington Football Team 31-17. Jackson played 47 of 55 snaps in that one, so it is unclear when and if he got hurt during that game. For the day, he finished with two touchdowns, one interception and 193 yards through the air on 14 of 21 passing and a QBR of 94.9. He also chipped in 53 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

This week, the Ravens will square off against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Over the course of his career, Jackson is undefeated against the Bengals – posting three touchdowns and one interception on a 106.5 passer rating. He also has run for more yards against the Bengals than any other team he has faced.

If Jackson is not ready to go Sunday, Robert Griffin III will get the nod. Up to this point, he has only recorded one start for the Ravens – going 11 of 21 passing for 96 yards and one interception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2019.

Because it has only been two days thus far, it’s too early to panic. But if Jackson is held out again Friday and no actual details are offered up by the team, it’s going to be hard not to start thinking the worst.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

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