UPDATE: The Baltimore Ravens have ruled Lamar Jackson out for the remainder of today’s game.
The Baltimore Ravens are taking on their AFC North rivals today in the Cleveland Browns in an important game for both teams’ playoff aspirations. Already a tough opponent, now the Ravens may be without their quarterback as Lamar Jackson suffered an ankle injury that caused him to limp off the field.
The injury was suffered on the first play in the second quarter on a completed pass from Jackson to tight end Mark Andrews. After releasing the football, Jackson took a hit from Browns’ rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah who reached for his ankle and twisted it to bring the 2019 NFL MVP to the ground.
Here is the play where Jackson’s ankle was hurt.
Jackson then headed to the medical tent where the Ravens’ medical staff looked into his injury. After some tests, Jackson then had to be carted back to the locker room for further medical evaluation.
There is no official word as to the specific injury Jackson suffered to his ankle on the play, but one Baltimore sports reporter states the quarterback is questionable to return for now.
Coming into today’s Week 14 slate of action, Jackson led the NFL with 37 sacks taken. Jackson also was brought down for another sack against the Browns, before having to leave the game with his ankle injury. Already hurt today, this isn’t a good look for a Ravens team that has suffered a long list of injuries in their season thus far.
Lamar Jackson is officially ruled out for the remainder of Sunday’s game and there will likely be long-term concerns about his availability.
Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley is in the game for the Ravens. Huntley started in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears and completed 26-of-36 passes for 219 yards in a game the Ravens won 16-13. It was the first and only start of Huntley’s two-year career since signing with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2020.