Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s recovery timetable has been revealed

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The Baltimore Ravens received official word on the status of Lamar Jackson following the injury he suffered in the team’s 10-9 win over the Denver Broncos in Week 13.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Tuesday that Jackson suffered a sprained PCL and is expected to be sidelined for 1-3 weeks. It seems unlikely that Jackson is able to play this week, but the team at least avoided any major injury to their star QB.

Jackson was injured on the final play of the first quarter when he was hit from behind by Broncos linebacker Jonathon Cooper. He exited the game with a reported knee injury and was replaced by backup Tyler Huntley.

While Huntley and the Ravens’ offense struggled for most of the day, the former undrafted free agent was able to lead the team on a game-winning touchdown drive to score an important 10-9 victory.

It’s once again Huntley’s time to shine with Jackson sidelined.

The Ravens will rely on Tyler Huntley with Lamar Jackson injured

This likely marks the second consecutive season that Jackson has been forced to miss at least a game due to injury. The Ravens lost all four games that Jackson missed in 2021 after he suffered an ankle injury, similarly on another hit in the backfield.

His latest injury doesn’t appear to be as serious and there’s a chance he’s back on the field by Week 15, but it does appear as though it’ll be Huntley for at least one game.

Huntley is no stranger to the limelight having started four games in place of Jackson last season. The 24-year-old started four games last season, going 1-3 as a starter, and tossing three touchdowns to go along with four interceptions.

Huntley isn’t Lamar Jackson, but he proved last year that he’s a capable quarterback who can step in and run this offense for the time being. His presence is invaluable to a Ravens team that will be playing some very important games over the coming weeks.

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The good news is that Jackson is still week-to-week and shouldn’t miss an extended period of time. For now, however, it’ll be the Tyler Huntley show as the Ravens look to avoid a late-season collapse for the second consecutive season.