Ravens QB Lamar Jackson experiencing ‘soreness’ in throwing elbow

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was limited in practice on Wednesday as the former MVP was spotted wearing a black sleeve on his throwing arm during media availability.

Many immediately feared the worst, but Jackson and head coach John Harbaugh spoke to the media and calmed any fears after practice.

Harbaugh revealed that Jackson is experiencing “soreness” in his right elbow but is still expected to start on Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Jackson would later tell reporters that he did not throw during Wednesday’s practice, but that he’d make up for it by “throwing a lot” on Sunday. That’s the update Ravens fans likely wanted to hear.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson should be fine ahead of the team’s Week 3 matchup

Jackson appeared to injure his elbow when his arm collided with one of his offensive linemen during Sunday’s game. He stayed in to finish the game and put together one of his most impressive outings in a while.

Jackson completed 21-of-29 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns while also adding 119 yards and a touchdown on the ground. The 25-year-old broke numerous NFL records, but it wasn’t though to prevent a disastrous fourth-quarter collapse by his team.

The good news is that the Ravens are likely just playing it safe with Jackson. They didn’t want him to aggravate his elbow any further, and it’s not as if he needs the extra practice ahead of Sunday’s game.

Jackson’s status will be worth monitoring over the coming days and it remains to be seen if he will return to practice in a full capacity. For now, the Ravens are being cautious with their star quarterback.

Don’t expect him to sit out on Sunday, though. Lamar Jackson will be playing.