Lamar Jackson must have one hell of a bug, because the team was forced to add him back to the injury report on Saturday with an illness that is said to not be COVID related. Not only that, he is now also questionable for Sunday’s game.
It was just less than 24 hours ago when the Baltimore Ravens QB said he’s set to start Sunday’s game at the Chicago Bears after returning to practice Friday.
Jackson had missed the past two days of practice because of a non-COVID-19-related illness. On Friday, he participated in all the drills during the media viewing portion of practice.
“[I feel] way better than I was a couple of days ago,” Jackson said with a big smile after Friday’s practice. “I’m feeling great.”
He has now missed four practices this season because he was sick.
“I usually don’t get sick, for real,” Jackson said. “I used to eat my Flintstone vitamins when I was a kid. My immunity system should be good.”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said it’s “not ideal” for any player to be sidelined for practice.
“Practice is very important,” Harbaugh said. “That’s how you get good at what you’re doing. That’s how you get things oiled up. So, it’s factor.”