Lamar Jackson indicated Thursday that he likely won’t be back on the field anytime soon.
The Baltimore Ravens quarterback tweeted that he’s “in the recovery process” after suffering a Grade 2 PCL sprain that’s on the borderline of a “strain 3.”
“Thank you everyone for your support and concerns regarding my injuries,” Jackson wrote in a pair of tweets. “I want to give you all an update as I am in the recovery process. I’ve suffered a PCL grade 2 sprain on the borderline of a strain 3. There is still inflammation surrounding my knee and my knee remains unstable. I’m still in good spirits, as I continue with treatments on the road to recovery. I wish I could be out there with my guys more than anything, but I can’t give a 100% of myself to my guys and fans I’m still hopeful we still have a chance.”
Jackson has missed the Ravens’ last five games and hasn’t practiced this week as reports have suggested that he’ll likely miss Sunday’s wild-card game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He suffered the knee injury in the first quarter of the Ravens’ Week 13 win over the Denver Broncos.
The 2019 NFL MVP was originally expected to miss just a couple of games. Baltimore’s offense has struggled in his absence, averaging just 12.5 points per game since he went down in December.
It’s unclear who’ll start at quarterback for the Ravens on Sunday. Tyler Huntley started the first four games in Jackson’s absence but missed the Week 18 game against the Bengals due to shoulder and wrist injuries. After he didn’t throw at Wednesday’s practice, Huntley threw on Thursday but was listed as limited at practice.
If Huntley can’t go either, undrafted rookie quarterback Anthony Brown will get the nod for a second straight week. Brown completed 19 of 44 passes for 286 yards with two interceptions in Sunday’s 27-16 loss to the Bengals.
Huntley completed 67% of his passes for 658 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions, giving him a 77.2 passer rating in the five games he played. He also added 137 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown, helping the Ravens go 2-2 in the four starts he’s made this season.
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