Ravens: Patrick Queen questionable to return with thigh injury

The Baltimore Ravens are without starting linebacker Patrick Queen at the moment after the second-year pro exited the game in the first quarter.

Queen was injured after making a tackle, although he was able to jog to the sideline under his own power. The Ravens have listed him as questionable to return with a thigh injury.

The Ravens opted to start veteran Josh Bynes alongside Queen at linebacker this week while Malik Harrison took a backseat role. Now, with Queen out, Harrison has once again stepped back into the starting lineup.

We’ve also seen some Chris Board as well. Board actually replaced Queen on third down on the Los Angeles Chargers’ first possession, perhaps an indication that the Ravens don’t trust Queen on passing downs.

Ravens LB Patrick Queen injury update: Questionable

Queen has struggled a bit through the first few weeks of the season and has been a source of regular criticism. The 2020 first-round pick put together an up-and-down rookie campaign, but was expected to take a sizable leap in his sophomore NFL season.

That hasn’t exactly happened, though, as Queen has endured more of the same struggles. Missed tackles have been a major point of emphasis as have his issues in coverage.

After playing 90 percent or more of defensive snaps in three of the first four weeks, Queen was only on the field for 72 percent of snaps last week against the Indianapolis Colts.

The Ravens are still hoping to see Queen live up to the potential he showed at LSU, and any injury trouble certainly won’t do him any favors.

Here’s to hoping he can return to the field before long and that the injury isn’t serious.