BALTIMORE — Quarterback Lamar Jackson The Baltimore Ravens suffered a knee injury in the second half of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos to avoid an upset for the second straight week.
Jackson was injured on the final play of the first quarter when he was sacked from behind by a Broncos linebacker. Jonathan Cooper and descended miserably forward. After being evaluated in the medical tent, Jackson walked limply to the locker room with the medical staff early in the second quarter and was ejected early in the second half.
It was the first time Jackson missed any snaps since last season after suffering an ankle injury in Week 14. The Ravens, 8-4 at the time, lost their final five games and missed the playoffs after Jackson was sidelined.
This year, Jackson has led Baltimore to a 7-4 record and first place in the AFC North.
Jackson left after a very rough start in a game. Five of his six dropbacks, including two sacks in the first quarter, were pressured by Denver. That 83% pressure rate is the highest Jackson has faced in his five-year NFL career.
The Ravens trailed the Broncos 6-3 at halftime. Baltimore lost 28-27 at Jacksonville.
Tyler HuntleyFilling in for Jackson, he is 1-3 as a starter in his three-year career.
Jackson has been struggling with injuries lately. He missed one practice two weeks ago with a groin injury and was limited to one practice last week with a quadriceps injury. Jackson missed just four games last season due to injury.
It’s an important season for Jackson, who is under a fifth-year option and is not under contract for next year.
Injuries have been mounting for Baltimore’s offense all season. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley (Ankle) missed his second straight game, running up JK Dobbins (knee) is on injured reserve, and no. 1 wide receiver Rashod Bateman (foot) is out of season.
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