In a hella tough AFC North matchup on Sunday between the two best defenses in the NFL throughout the first half of the season, the Baltimore Ravens lost twice against the Cleveland Browns. They dropped the game 33-31, and they also lost four players including two of their Pro Bowlers.
Cornerback Marlon Humphrey, a key member of the Ravens defense and the secondary unit, suffered a non-contact ankle injury in the third quarter. After watching the video of the play, Dr. David Chao provided an ominous opinion on it: the injury might be season-ending for Humphrey.
The Pro Bowl cornerback, who missed the first four games of the season due to foot surgery, simply lost all power and grabbed his right lower leg after falling down.
Coach John Harbaugh provided a brief update after the game, stating, "I don't have any updates right now."
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, another superstar and key member of the Ravens roster, left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. Despite being initially labeled as questionable to return, Stanley did not make it back to the field.
The offensive line adjusted by using Daniel Faalele in Stanley's place. Considering Stanley's recent injury woes, it's not far-fetched to think he might miss a few games going forward, as has been the case since he fractured his ankle in November 2020.
Adding to the injury concerns, right guard Kevin Zeitler limped off the field in the fourth quarter, and rookie linebacker Trenton Simpson suffered an early injury and was ruled out for the game due to a concussion evaluation.
Baltimore should provide a quick injury update on a short week with a TNF matchup, so expect news by the end of Monday.
The Ravens, struggling on both ends of the field after the injuries, couldn't find their rhythm in the second half of the game on Sunday and ultimately dropped what once was a 14-0 game by a final score of 33-31 on a walk-off field goal.