The Baltimore Ravens have been hit hard by the injury bug this year and we’re not even two full weeks into the season. It’s already gotten to the point that head coach John Harbaugh is sick of talking about all the injuries.
So much so that he’s vowed not to comment on any Ravens injury for the rest of the season. Yeah, it’s gotten that bad.
Rather than provide an update, Harbaugh’s reply raised a few eyebrows and prompted a few chuckles.
“My thoughts are I’m not going to make any comments on injuries for rest of the season.”
John Harbaugh is evidently tired of all the injuries the Ravens have suffered
In reality, it’s hard to blame Harbaugh given the unprecedented number of injuries the Ravens have been forced to deal with over the last month-and-a-half.
They’ve lost the likes of Marcus Peters, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Justice Hill, and L.J. Fort — among others — to season-ending injuries.
Others such as Rashod Bateman, Nick Boyle, Tyre Phillips, and Chris Westry have landed on the short-term IR and will miss a chunk of the season.
As for the player Harbaugh was specifically asked about, losing Stanley for any considerable amount of time would likely be the Ravens’ biggest loss to date.
Stanley returned following an offseason of rehab in Week 1, but he clearly wasn’t himself. The All-Pro left tackle surrendered a whopping 10 pressure in Week 1 alone, more than he had given up in each of the 2019 and 2020 seasons in total.
It was evident that he wasn’t even close to 100 percent. As a result, the Ravens held Stanley out of practice for all of this week. He’s listed as questionable for Sunday night, but it’s hard to imagine he actually plays given the circumstances.
It’s impossible to say how serious of a setback Stanley suffered given that the usually mum Harbaugh is now refusing to give any sort of update.
But both Harbaugh and the organization will hope to see him return to the field as soon as possible.