Ravens provide Kyle Hamilton update, share return timeline

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Following the Week 14 overtime victory (37-31) against the Los Angeles Rams, Baltimore Ravens (10-3) head coach John Harbaugh spoke to the media on Monday in his latest press conference touching on Kyle Hamilton's injury and availability going forward.

Harbaugh provided an optimistic update, labeling Hamilton's status as "day-to-day" after he sustained a knee injury in the game against the Rams last weekend.

The head coach sounded confident about Hamilton's potential quick return to the field in time for the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 15, just a week after getting ruled out of the Week 14 matchup the Ravens played last Sunday.

There were initial fears of Hamilton's injury being a season-ending one, but that was removed from the potential scenarios on Monday afternoon when an MRI revealed Hamilton had a sprained MCL, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Harbaugh's report confirmed that outlook although the coach took it a step further by labeling Hamilton's return as "day-to-day" instead of "week-to-week," which is the timeline offered by Schefter in his leak earlier on Monday.

The defensive standout, a bonafide Defensive Player of the Year candidate for the 2023 award and widely considered one of the most dynamic and impactful players in the NFL by both the Ravens and all other franchises, is definitely going to be key for Baltimore in their run through the postseason and on their way to a third Super Bowl if they really want to contend for the chip.

Hamilton, who can play both the safety and cornerback positions while tasked with coverage and blitzing duties (deep downfield or defending the slot), has already logged three sacks this season while also picking a couple of passes and having a pick-six just a few weeks ago.

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The Ravens caught two breaks on Monday, the first one when Harbaugh shared this news about Hamilton's short-term injury and the second one when the Miami Dolphins lost to the Titans, making Baltimore the only team in the AFC with 10 wins through Week 14.