FOX NFL Sunday’s Jay Glazer reported Sunday morning that Jackson would miss the team’s Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers. Jackson was listed as questionable heading into the game after not practicing all week.
It was always a longshot that Jackson was going to be able to suit up, but the Ravens held out hope throughout the week. Although as the days went on, it seemed clearer and clearer that Jackson would not be able to play.
And now we have confirmation. It will be Tyler Huntley receiving the start.
The Ravens will be forced to play without Lamar Jackson in Week 15
Jackson was injured early in the second quarter of Week 14 against the Cleveland Browns when he had his ankle rolled up. The 24-year-old was forced to leave the game on a cart and was seen in a walking boot after the game was over.
The initial fear was that Jackson had suffered a significant ankle injury, although head coach John Harbaugh revealed after the game that his quarterback was considered day-to-day with what was believed to be a low-ankle sprain.
However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported early Sunday morning that Jackson was dealing with a bone bruise in his ankle and not an ankle sprain. Either way, Jackson won’t be able to play this week.
The Ravens will be forced to turn to Huntley who previously started earlier in the year against the Chicago Bears and played the majority of last week’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Huntley will be making only his second career start as he looks to lead an injury-riddled Ravens team to a stunning upset victory over the Packers.
The Ravens hope to have Lamar Jackson healthy for Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.