Lamar Jackson reacted hilariously to questions about his ankle injury

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who wrapped his "injured" ankle in a heating pad during Thursday's game after being tackled by Cincinnati Bengals LB Logan Wilson, was questioned about his "injury" multiple times after the TNF victory.

The QB said all was good and told reporters to stop asking him about it after the game. "We’re not going to talk none of it into existence," Jackson said before tapping his knuckles on the wooden lectern for emphasis, per Jamison Hensley of ESPN.

Head coach John Harbaugh tried to convince everybody about the well-being of his quarterback and Baltimore's leader Lamar Jackson on Monday... to no avail.

So... what did Jackson do to put an end to this no-story? See for yourself, courtesy of Sarah Ellison.

In a Tuesday press conference, Jackson took matters into his own and decided to simply, physically, prove that he's as good as he's ever been and that his ankle is at more than 100% capacity. He jogged and hopped in place when questioned about his left ankle, and sounded as confident as you could dream about his readiness for Week 12.

The Ravens will fly to the West Coast to play a game on Sunday against the struggling Los Angeles Chargers before going on their well-deserved bye week and not returning to play until Dec. 9. Jackson made clear "I believe I’m good," adding "I believe I’m 100 percent."

All jokes aside, it's worth noting that Jackson has experienced extended absences in each of the past two seasons.

Back in 2021, even though he eventually was named to his second Pro Bowl game, Jackson suffered an ankle injury in Week 14 and was ultimately ruled out for the remainder of that season.

Last year, Jackson missed over a month of action, including the final five regular-season games and the AFC Wild Card loss to the Bengals in January.

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Considering what has happened to starting AFC North quarterbacks in the past two weeks, with both Deshaun Watson and Joe Burrow suffering season-ending injuries, it's reasonable for Lamar to not want to even heard about injuries at this time.

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