Ravens provide an update on Lamar Jackson’s ankle injury

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The Baltimore Ravens saw quarterback Lamar Jackson leave the game early after he injured his ankle early in the second quarter of the team’s Week 14 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Jackson was helped to the sideline before eventually being carted to the locker room. And that was the last the Ravens would see of him in the game as he was officially ruled out in the second half.

Backup Tyler Huntley came in and nearly helped lead the Ravens back to an improbable victory. Unfortunately, his two costly fumbles earlier in the game proved to be the difference.

After the game, the attention shifted back to Jackson’s health and head coach John Harbaugh provided an update on his status.

Harbaugh indicated that Jackson had suffered an ankle sprain and that the severity was unknown at the time. He said that the team would learn more tomorrow although he didn’t specify if the Ravens would be conducting any additional tests.

The Lamar Jackson injury update is not great news for the Ravens

All things considered, while an ankle sprain isn’t ideal and could potentially keep Jackson sidelined for a number of weeks, it’s better than a few alternatives.

The initial fear among some was that Jackson could have suffered an ankle fracture or, even worse, an Achilles tear. The fact that he might just be considered week-to-week is about as good of news as could have been expected.

Unfortunately, The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec is reporting that the Ravens fear Jackson suffered a high-ankle sprain. Depending on the severity, that injury could force him to miss at least a couple of games, if not more.

ESPN’s Dianna Russini is reporting that the Ravens “are expecting” Jackson’s injury to be a low-ankle sprain, however. That would probably be the best-case scenario for both Jackson and the Ravens.

The Ravens have dealt with countless injuries this season to key players like Marcus Peters, J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, Ronnie Stanley, Marlon Humphrey, and a host of others. Their injury luck has been something straight out of nightmares.

But it’s obvious that losing Jackson would be their biggest loss yet and likely the final nail in the coffin in what has been an injury-riddled season.

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The Ravens season is already on life support. Losing Lamar Jackson might be the injury that finally pulls the plug.