Ravens’ All-Pro Punt Returner Jacoby Jones Gets Injured by His Own Teammate (GIF)

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If you wanted to pick one single play to sum up the Ravens’ embarrassing season-opening loss at the hands of Peyton Manning and the Broncos last night, I think it’s safe to say the Jacoby Jones injury would be it.

Now, normally an injury is just a freak occurance and not a symbol of a team’s folly. But not in this case. Here it is a symbol of the Ravens’ folly, because Jacoby Jones was knocked out of the game by his own teammate.

Jones, of course, is the Ravens’ #2 receiver and perhaps the NFL’s best punt returner. With the Ravens up 7-0 at the start of the second quarter, he signaled for a fair catch and was awaiting a Denver punt when rookie teammate Brynden Trawick plowed into him while trying to keep up with the Broncos player he was covering.

Result? Sprained knee.

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At this point it’s hard to say how long Jones will be out, but you’d have to think it’ll be at least a week or two. And that’s not good news for the Ravens.

Hat Tip – [NFL.com]

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