Considering how busy the hospital of the Ravens organization has been throughout the first month of the season, it's fair to say that Baltimore finally caught (we hope) a break last Sunday when they defeated Cleveland and almost didn't lose anyone to a severe injury.
That last remark, though, is still a bit up in the air pending further updates coming on Wednesday, per Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh.
Let's get rid of the worst news first: second-year outside linebacker David Ojabo might make the decision to sit the remainder of the season following his ankle/knee injury in Week 3.
David Ojabo might have suffered season-ending injury
While it is still not clear what will happen next on the Ojabo front, Harbaugh said on Monday that the sophomore is deciding what to do next and how to approach his rehab process.
"He's still being evaluated. There are some decisions that have to be made, that he has to make, in terms of how he wants to approach the knee injury issues that he has." Harbaugh said.
The Ravens learned about Ojabo's injury last week, placed him on Injured Reserve ahead of Week 4, and signed veteran Kyle Van Noy in a rush to fill the open hole generated by the former Michigan Wolverine's absence.
Ojabo had struggled a bit through training camp and the start of the season, but that's also because of the sky-high expectations that most people had about the edge rusher.
The Michigan standout suffered an Achilles injury in his Pro Day and subsequently fell to the second round of the 2022 draft.
Ojabo appeared in just two games defending 21 combined snaps last year, and he logged one start over three games defending 83 snaps between Week 1 and Week 3 of the 2023 regular season.
Whatever decision Ojabo and the medical staff of the Ravens end up making, the pass rusher won't be able to play until Week 8 at the earliest following his placement on IR and the mandatory four-game absence that type of transaction carries with it.