Ravens: J.K. Dobbins exits with potentially serious knee injury

Ravens, J.K. Dobbins Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Ravens, J.K. Dobbins Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

The Baltimore Ravens may have lost one of their most dynamic offensive playmakers as running back J.K. Dobbins was helped off the field in the first quarter of Saturday’s preseason game with a potentially serious knee injury.

On the Ravens’ first offensive possession of the night, Dobbins hauled in a screen pass from Lamar Jackson and injured his knee upon being tackled.

Dobbins was unable to put any weight on his left leg as he was carried off the field and taken into the blue medical tent. After some time, he was placed on a cart and taken to the locker room.

Teammates greeted Dobbins as he was taken away from the sidelined on his cart and the Ravens immediately declared him out for the game. The nature of the injury is unknown at this time, but the early signs did not appear to be good.

The Ravens have high hopes for J.K. Dobbins in 2021

A second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Dobbins emerged as one of Baltimore’s most dangerous offensive weapons late in the season.

The former Ohio State star finished with 805 yards and a team rookie record nine touchdowns on a highly efficient 6.0 yards per carry. That average led all NFL running backs as Dobbins established himself as one of the best young running backs in football.

The hope was that Dobbins could take on an even larger role in 2021 and be the team’s lead back. Many predicted Dobbins to be one of the team’s potential breakout stars after his promising rookie season.

Any significant injury could be a major detriment to a Ravens’ offense that relies so heavily on its ground game. Here’s to hoping the best for J.K. Dobbins.

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We will update this article with more details as they become available.