Or at least about as positive as the team could hope.
ESPN’s Dianna Russini reported shortly after the game that Jackson’s injury is believed to be a low-ankle sprain. That, of course, is the preferred alternative to a high-ankle sprain which tends to be more serious.
This was confirmed by renowned football doctor David J. Chao who insisted that Jackson’s low walking boot indicated that it was unlikely a high-ankle sprain. As Chao states, that would mean Jackson would probably only be sidelined for a short period of time.
The Ravens may have dodged a bullet with the Lamar Jackson injury
Jackson was injured early in the second quarter of the team’s 24-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The 24-year-old had his ankle rolled up when he was tripped after he threw a pass.
The Ravens training staff would help Jackson to the sideline before he was eventually carted off to the locker room. Some initial fears were that he could have suffered a more serious injury such as an ankle fracture or even a torn Achilles.
However, all indications are that his injury isn’t as serve as initially feared.
Head coach John Harbaugh provided an update on Jackson after the game and reported that his quarterback had sustained an ankle sprain. Now, the testing done today will reveal just how severe it is.
If early reports are to be believed, Jackson might only be forced to miss a game or two and could just be day-to-day. The Ravens are certainly hoping that’s the case.
Assuming Jackson misses at least one start, Tyler Huntley would be in line to start the second game of his NFL career. The Ravens also have the newly-added Chris Streveler on their practice squad and could look to sign someone as well.
The Ravens will provide more information on Lamar Jackson and his injury later today.