Baltimore Ravens fans held their collective breath when Lamar Jackson left Sunday’s win over the Denver Broncos with a left knee injury and never returned.
After the game, head coach John Harbaugh made it clear that his injury wasn’t season-ending.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jackson suffered a sprained PCL, as stated by the head coach. Harbaugh didn’t rule out a Week 14 return against the Pittsburgh Steelers while noting that it’s unlikely.
“PCL injuries often sideline players 1-to-3 weeks and Ravens’ HC John Harbaugh already has said Jackson is “less likely” to play Sunday vs. the Steelers,” Schefter tweeted.
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New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson missed four weeks in the middle of the 2021 season with a similar injury.
Tyler Huntley replaced Jackson at quarterback as the Ravens rallied for a 10-9 win. Huntley projects to start as long as Jackson is sidelined. In the meantime, the Ravens signed free-agent quarterback Brett Hundley to their practice squad Monday.
The Ravens improved to 8-4 and remain tied with the Cincinnati Bengals atop the AFC North despite their four losses coming from losing huge fourth-quarter leads.
They face a favorable schedule with four straight games against the Steelers, Cleveland Browns, Atlanta Falcons, and the Steelers again in Week 17. Every single one of those teams are expected to miss the playoffs.