Ravens HC John Harbaugh provides update on J.K. Dobbins

Ravens. J.K. Dobbins (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins seems to be inching closer to a healthy re-return in 2022 after an injury-plagued first half of the season.

Dobbins spent this past offseason recovering from a serious knee injury in which he tore his ACL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. The Ravens cautiously rolled him out in Week 3, and Dobbins played just four games before suffering a setback.

The 2020 second-rounder recently underwent a cleanup surgery on his knee and had to be placed on injured reserve, but according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Dobbins plans to return to practice this week.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh spoke a bit about Dobbins’ impending return:

"“He’ll practice this week, to some degree. I’m not sure exactly what they’ll let him do, so we’ll see.”"

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Harbaugh previously called Dobbins’ surgery in October a “smashing success,” so the level of optimism seems high surrounding Dobbins’ swift recovery this season.

Dobbins will join a crowded running back room with Gus Edwards, Kenyan Drake, and Justice Hill and hopefully provide a much-needed spark to Baltimore’s lagging run game.

Edwards and Drake have been serviceable on the ground so far, yet Edwards had a costly fumble in Week 12’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that won’t be easily forgotten.

Drake, for his part, may add more value as a trusty backup than as a true RB1, and Hill, an established special teams stud, has the lowest ceiling of the bunch.

Dobbins still faces an uphill battle to recover in the second half of the season, and the Ravens will likely use the same cautious approach that slowly eases him into more snaps on the field.

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Keep an eye on future developments on Dobbins’ health status in the coming weeks.