Ravens Week 18 Mid-Week Injury Report: Lamar Jackson trending downward, but all hope is not lost
The Baltimore Ravens’ Week 18 mid-week injury report reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly.
First, the good: cornerback Marcus Peters was able to practice in a limited capacity on Wednesday, and tight end Nick Boyle participated in full, seemingly recovered from illness.
Quarterback Tyler Huntley also logged in a limited practice and is currently dealing with a minor shoulder and wrist issue. Barring any additional setbacks, Huntley will likely start for the Ravens in Week 18 against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Head coach John Harbaugh also noted that Calais Campbell would return to practice on Thursday, a sliver of good news after the Ravens gave up over 200 rushing yards in Week 17 in Campbell’s absence.
Several Ravens players (J.K. Dobbins, Justin Houston, Ronnie Stanley, Kevin Zeitler) received rest days.
Now for the bad and ugly.
Ravens Week 18 Mid-Week Injury Report
Lamar Jackson was yet again absent from Wednesday’s practice, and there’s no indication on when he will return this season.
When asked about Jackson’s status, Harbaugh told reporters he was “going to leave all that stuff alone” and instead “focus on the game.”
At this point, fans fear Jackson may not even be ready for the playoffs, which could see the Ravens playing one of the AFC’s Big Three (Chiefs, Bills, Bengals) if they take the No. 6 seed.
In fact, a rematch against the Bengals could even be in the cards if the Ravens lose on Sunday, though AFC playoff seeding is subject to change depending on how the NFL decides to handle the Bengals-Bills postponed game.
In any case, Jackson’s status is trending downward for Week 18. He’ll have two more chances to try and make an appearance on the field.
Let’s see how the rest of the week unfolds.