Ravens’ Lamar Jackson says knee unstable; Tyler Huntley throws

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on Thursday evening posted to social media that he will not play in Sunday evening’s wild-card sport on the Cincinnati Bengals, explaining that his left knee “stays unstable” and that his harm is extra critical than initially believed.

Jackson indicated on Twitter that he has “suffered a PCL Grade 2 sprain, on the borderline of a pressure 3.”

“There remains to be irritation surrounding my knee and my knee stays unstable,” Jackson wrote. “I want I could possibly be on the market with my guys greater than something, however I can not give a 100% of myself to my guys and followers. I’m nonetheless hopeful we’ve an opportunity.”

With Jackson out, the Ravens will begin both Tyler Huntley or Anthony Brown towards the Bengals.

This marked the primary time Jackson has addressed his harm since spraining his left knee on Dec. 4. The Ravens initially described his return as “week to week,” however he has not suited up for the previous 39 days and, as of final week, was nonetheless strolling with a limp.

“I’m nonetheless in good spirits as I proceed with therapies on the street to restoration,” Jackson wrote in his publish.

Jackson is ending out the fifth-year possibility of his rookie contract. If the perimeters cannot attain an extension by March, Baltimore must use the franchise tag to maintain him from changing into an unrestricted free agent.

The Ravens did get some excellent news relating to their quarterback scenario, nevertheless, as Huntley, who has tendinitis in his proper shoulder, resumed throwing at Thursday’s apply.

Huntley didn’t try a cross throughout the media viewing portion of the previous 4 practices. He was formally listed as a restricted participant on Thursday, but it surely marked the primary time since Jan. 1 that he has been seen throwing passes.

“He seemed good,” Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman mentioned. “It’s day-to-day. He’s making progress. We take inventory on it every single day.”

Baltimore’s offense has suffered a steep decline with out Jackson. In his 12 begins this season, the Ravens averaged 23.1 factors, which ranked ninth within the NFL. In 5 begins with out him, Baltimore has averaged 13 factors, which is the second fewest within the league.

“Obviously, Lamar is Lamar,” linebacker Patrick Queen mentioned. “You cannot exchange that type of man, however I nonetheless assume that we’ve quarterbacks who can go on the market and get the job performed and play at a excessive degree.”

In 4 begins this season, Huntley has gone 2-2, throwing for 471 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. With that proper shoulder challenge, he has struggled to throw deep, finishing simply three passes that traveled no less than 20 yards within the air (which ranks twenty seventh within the NFL since Week 14).

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