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Ravens QB Jackson’s injury will keep him out for ‘days-to-weeks’, but season not in jeopardy

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh does not believe Lamar Jackson’s season is at risk after his injury on Sunday.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - DECEMBER 04: Jonathon Cooper #53 of the Denver Broncos sacks Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on December 04, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.   Greg Fiume/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Greg Fiume / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Quarterback Lamar Jackson’s knee injury is not considered season-ending, according to Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh.

Jackson will undergo tests on Monday, and the team will have an idea by Wednesday on the severity of the injury and how much time he will miss – if any.

“It’s going to be a number, days-to-weeks. We’ll see,” Harbaugh said after Sunday’s 10-9 win over the Denver Broncos. “We’ll see if you can go back this week. If not, it’ll be sometime after that shortly.”

The 2019 league MVP was injured on the final play of the first quarter, when he landed awkwardly while being sacked from behind by linebacker Jonathon Cooper.

He was then evaluated in the sideline medical tent and sent to the locker room, leaving backup Tyler Huntley to run the offense.

The Ravens’ offense struggled mightily Sunday, managing 268 total yards over the final three quarters and didn’t reach the endzone until 28 seconds left in the game, when Huntley scored on a game-winning two-yard touchdown run.

If Jackson’s injury is deemed serious and he ends up missing time, it could not only be detrimental to Baltimore’s playoff hopes, but also factor into Jackson’s next contract.

Jackson, who will be a free agent after this season after contract talks with the Ravens broke down over the summer, hadn’t missed time since suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week 14 of 2021, which ultimately cause the Ravens’ season to unravel.

Baltimore was 8-4 and atop the AFC North after 13 weeks last season, but ended up losing the last five games after Jackson went down and missed the playoffs.

The Ravens entered this week tied with the Cincinnati Bengals atop the AFC North, and improved their record to 8-4.


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