Lamar Jackson has missed the Baltimore Ravens’ last two outings with a right ankle sprain.
The injury occurred in Week 14 during a showdown against the Cleveland Browns.
Ahead of Baltimore’s game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, many have wondered whether Jackson would be able to come back in time for what is essentially a must-win affair.
On Wednesday, Jackson finally returned to practice. He moved sparingly throughout the entire session and seemingly did so with a limp.
This troubling video from that practice session largely speaks for itself:
Lamar Jackson (right ankle injury) returned to practice Wednesday but moved with a pronounced limp pic.twitter.com/KRWeGm6GCg
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) December 29, 2021
Baltimore badly needs Jackson to return. The team is 37-12 with him as a starter and has made the playoffs each year. Unfortunately, after four straight losses, that streak looks to be in jeopardy.
Even though Jackson was in the midst of arguably the worst slump of his career before missing the last two outings, the Ravens are still considerably better with him than without him.
Whether he is helping Ravens fans hook up with their crushes or helping his teammates achieve career heights they previously deemed unimaginable – Jackson is a core piece of Baltimore culture.
Lonzo went all out.https://t.co/0nQDoQrAWr
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 30, 2021
When he is out, football in the city is much less fun.
Will he ultimately be able to take the field in time for Sunday’s game against the Ravens? Time will tell.