Lamar Jackson injury update presents a hopeful possibility for the Ravens

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The Baltimore Ravens had one of their toughest moments of the season when quarterback Lamar Jackson suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s 24-22 loss to the Cleveland Browns.

The scene of him being carted off into the locker room brought concerns as to the severity of the injury. Things have changed as, on Monday, the Ravens received great news regarding the situation surrounding the injury.

Head coach John Harbaugh met with the media to discuss the updates on Jackson’s situation. In his press conference, he expressed that Jackson avoided a high-ankle sprain and that the team will observe his progression throughout the week.

"“The plans are right now, in my mind, are for Lamar to be out there. We’ll see where it goes this week.”"

Lamar Jackson’s injury is not severe

The optimism surrounding Jackson’s situation seems to be high for the Ravens. He was able to avoid the injury being severe and there is a possibility he will be able to take the field this week.

Sunday is a crucial matchup against the Green Bay Packers. With the season winding down and the playoff race being tight, every game is important for the Ravens.

Having Lamar on the field would give them the best opportunity to win, however, the Ravens have shown their resiliency and ability to fight even without their leader. They have complete faith in Tyler Huntley to hold it down if Jackson is not able to go this week.

Huntley has produced when his number has been called this season. In Week 11, he played well and delivered a crucial win against the Chicago Bears.

He was called on again this past Sunday when Jackson when down and he finished the game going 27-of-38 for 270 yards, a touchdown, and two fumbles.

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The Ravens are hopeful that Jackson will be able to play on Sunday. Jackson’s case seems to be day-to-day so everything points towards him starting on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.