Ravens QB Lamar Jackson carted to the locker room with ankle injury

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The Baltimore Ravens are holding their breath after quarterback Lamar Jackson was forced to exit the game early in the second quarter with an apparent leg injury.

Jackson had his lower leg twisted up in the middle of the Ravens’ Week 14 matchup with the Cleveland Browns. He was helped off to the sideline before quickly being carted to the locker room.

Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley entered the game and threw an incomplete pass on his first attempt before the Ravens were forced to punt.

The Ravens soon announced that Jackson was dealing with an ankle injury and his return was officially questionable. For the time being, Huntley will be playing quarterback.

Lamar Jackson injury would be devastating for the Ravens

Huntley previous started a game a few weeks ago against the Chicago Bears. The former Utah standout was an undrafted rookie in 2020 and made his first start in place of Jackson in Week 11.

Huntley finished the game 26-of-36 for 219 yards and actually helped lead his team to an improbable 16-13 win over the Chicago Bears.

Jackson was forced to miss that game due to an illness. It’s worth noting that the former NFL MVP has never missed a start in his career due to injury.

Ravens fans will be keeping a close eye on Jackson’s status and we will provide any further injury updates as they are released.

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Here’s to hoping that Lamar Jackson can return as soon as possible. In a season where the Ravens have been decimated by injuries, they can ill-afford to lose their superstar quarterback.

*UPDATE: Lamar Jackson has been ruled out.