Baltimore – Quarterback Lamar Jackson He was ruled out for the second half of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos with a knee injury as the Baltimore Ravens look to avoid an upset for the second week in a row.
Jackson was injured on the final play of the first quarter, when he was sacked from behind by Broncos players Jonathan Cooper and slumped forward awkwardly. After being evaluated in the medical tent, Jackson limped into the locker room with the medical staff at the start of the second quarter and was ruled out at the start of the second half.
This is the first time Jackson has missed any snaps since last season, when he injured his ankle in Week 14. The Ravens, who were 8-4 at the time, have lost their last five games with Jackson sidelined and missed the playoffs.
This year, Jackson has led Baltimore to a 7-4 record and AFC North lead.
Jackson exited the game after one of his toughest starts. He was pressured by Denver on five of their six running backs in the first quarter, which included two sacks. His 83% pressurization rate was the highest Jackson had faced in his five-year NFL career.
The Ravens trailed the Broncos 6-3 at halftime. Baltimore is coming off a disappointing 28-27 loss in Jacksonville.
Tyler Huntleyfilling in for Jackson, is 1-3 as a starter in his three-year career.
Jackson has been plagued with injuries lately. He missed one practice two weeks ago with a groin injury and was limited to one practice last week with a quadriceps injury. Jackson missed only four games due to injury in his entire career last season.
It has been a crucial season for Jackson, who is on his fifth year option and not under contract for next year.
Injuries have been mounting due to the Baltimore offense all season. left tackle Ronnie Stanley (Ankle) Missed his second straight game, running back JK Dobbins (Knee) On injured reserve, No. 1 wide receiver Rashod Pitman (ft) out of season.
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