On Monday, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced that Lamar Jackson is week-to-week with a knee injury and is unlikely to play this week vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The good news is the injury is not season-ending, so we’ll see Jackson again at some point.
“He’s (Jackson) been through the MRIs and I would say it’s kinda week to week,” Harbaugh stated. “It’s going to be a weekly thing. As the week goes on, we’ll see for this week. It’s probably less likely for this week, but not impossible.
“After that, it’ll become more and more likely.”
After playing at Pittsburgh this week, the Ravens have upcoming games at the Cleveland Browns, vs. the Atlanta Falcons, vs. Pittsburgh again, then at Cincinnati in the regular-season finale.
While losing Jackson stings, backup Tyler Huntley has shown he can keep this offense afloat, which he’ll likely do enough to keep Baltimore in the AFC North race while Jackson recovers.
Cincinnati Bengals fans are going to be keeping a very close eye on how the Baltimore Ravens end the season, as both teams sit at (7-4) tied at the top of the AFC North.
Unfortunately for the Ravens, they may be down their franchise player.
Early in their Week 13 matchup with the Denver Broncos, Jackson suffered a knee injury that led to him gingerly walking to the locker room for further testing and ultimately being ruled out.
Ravens officially rule Ravens QB Lamar Jackson out for game with knee injury— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) December 4, 2022
You never want to root for injuries, and no one should ever celebrate a guy like Lamar Jackson going down. The reality is that if he does miss time, it will be that much harder for Baltimore down the stretch. They currently are losing 3-6 against the Denver Broncos in the third quarter, and every loss gets magnified at this point in the year.
Fortunately, Jackson was able to walk to the locker room under his own power after suffering the injury, but we can only speculate how his knee feels planting and putting pressure on it in order to make throws. It is a situation worth monitoring with the AFC North potentially on the line.
The Bengals and Ravens won’t meet again until the final week of the season. Here’s to hoping Jackson’s injury isn’t serious and he’s able to play in that game, which could be for the AFC North.