Lamar Jackson injury update is best-case scenario for the Ravens

Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens have received great news regarding the injury sustained by star quarterback Lamar Jackson in Sunday’s 24-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

Head coach John Harbaugh met with the media on Monday and revealed that Jackson had avoided a high-ankle sprain and that the team was planning to have him start this Sunday against the Green Back Packers.

Harbaugh did insist that they’ll see how things go as the week progresses and he remained noncommital on Jackson’s status for practice this week. But all indications seem to point to Jackson starting in Week 15.

Given how things looked on Sunday, this is the best-case scenario for both Jackson and the Ravens.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson avoided a serious injury

Jackson was forced to exit early in the second quarter of Sunday’s game after he had his ankle rolled up by a Browns defender. The training staff initially came out to help Jackson off the field before he was carted to the locker room.

That was the last we saw of Lamar Jackson during the game. After the game, Jackson was spotted in a walking boot leaving the stadium, although Harbaugh ensured that his quarterback had suffered an ankle sprain and nothing more serious.

Reports emerged shortly after with optimism that Jackson had sustained a low-ankle sprain and not a high-ankle sprain, an injury that could have kept him sidelined for a number of weeks.

And now we have confirmation that that’s the case. Jackson is day-to-day and all signs point to him starting on Sunday.

Tyler Huntley was forced into action once Jackson exited and the former undrafted free agent finished 27-of-38 for 270 yards, a touchdown, and two fumbles.

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Fortunately, the Ravens are hoping that they won’t have to rely on Huntley in Week 15. Lamar Jackson should be good to go.