Ravens players trying to get healthy in time for Week 14
As to be expected, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was a non-participant in Wednesday’s practice, but several other players were able to log limited snaps.
Jackson is currently dealing with a knee injury that could sideline him for one to three weeks, and he’s already not expected to play in Week 14 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Other players who did not practice on Wednesday include Devin Duvernay, Marcus Peters, Morgan Moses, and Calais Campbell, and it appears they all took rest days.
Guard Kevin Zeitler and offensive lineman Patrick Mekari were also held out of practice as they try to recover in time from their respective injuries. A slim bit of good news for Baltimore is that linebacker Patrick Queen and left tackle Ronnie Stanley participated in Wednesday’s practice in some capacity and could be ready to go in Week 14.
Breaking down Ravens players’ health statuses ahead of Week 14 vs. Steelers
Head coach John Harbaugh told reporters he’s “very hopeful” that Stanley will play in Week 14 after missing the past two games.
Having Stanley back in the front five would provide a monumental boost to Tyler Huntley, who will need ample protection from Steelers’ pass-rushing fiend T.J. Watt.
After Patrick Queen limped off the field in Week 13’s game against the Denver Broncos, some feared the worst, yet his injury was thankfully not as severe as it appeared. He’s reportedly dealing with a thigh bruise and will be looking to suit up as soon as possible.
If the Ravens can get those two starters back in the lineup for Sunday, they will have a much better chance to end their four-game losing streak against the Steelers.
For the last two years, Baltimore has somehow been bested by Pittsburgh 0-4, losing each divisional game by five points or fewer.
The Ravens still have two opportunities this season to finally pluck out the thorn in their side that is the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they’ll need all the help they can get.