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Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson misses practice due to illness

Vincent Frank

Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson has yet to practice this week, primarily due to some issues with his hip.

That has been the backdrop in Baltimore since the Ravens’ comeback win over the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday.

With that said, Jackson remains away from practice mere days before Baltimore is set to take on the Detroit Lions. This time, he’s being listed as out due to an illness. Reports indicate that its a stomach bug.

In the COVID-19 era, attention immediately turns to the virus when it comes to an illness showing up on the injury report. Despite his status as an unvaccinated player, Lamar Jackson’s illness is not related to COVID.

Remember, the former NFL MVP has tested positive for the virus twice over the past calendar year. It led to him missing a game a season ago.

In terms of Jackson’s absence from practice on Thursday, there’s no reason to believe that he’ll miss Sunday’s game against the Lions in Detroit. Even then, it’s something to keep an eye on.

Through two games this season, the 24-year-old signal caller has accounted for 667 total yards and four touchdowns against two interceptions. He has Baltimore averaging a resounding 31.5 points per game. Meanwhile, the Lions are giving up an average of 38 points per game.