January 28, 2023

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The Ravens’ Lamar Jackson says the knee is unstable; Tyler Huntley throws

Owings Mills, Maryland – Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson He posted Thursday night on social media that he won’t be playing Sunday night’s wild card game for the Cincinnati Bengals, stating that his left knee is “still unstable” and that his injury is more serious than he originally thought.

Jackson Referred to on Twitter He had “suffered a grade 2 PCL sprain, limit stress 3.”

“There is still soreness surrounding my knee and my knee is still not stable,” Jackson wrote. “I wish I could be there with my mates more than anything, but I can’t give 100% of myself to my mates and my fans. I still hope we have a chance.”

With Jackson out, the Ravens will start, too Tyler Huntley or Anthony Brown against the Bengals.

It was the first time Jackson had treated his injury since spraining his left knee on December 4. The Crows initially described his comeback as “week-to-week”, but he hasn’t been fit for the last 39 days, and as of last. week, he was still walking with a limp.

“I remain in good spirits as I continue treatment on the road to recovery,” Jackson wrote in his letter.

Jackson is terminating a fifth-year option on his rookie contract. If the two sides can’t reach an extension by March, Baltimore will have to use the franchise tag to prevent him from becoming an unrestricted free agent.

The Ravens got some good news regarding their quarterback status as Huntley, who has tendinitis in his right shoulder, resumed throwing for a practice Thursday.

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Huntley did not attempt a pass during the media viewing portion of the past four practices. He was officially listed as a limited entrant on Thursday, but it was the first time since January 1 that he was seen throwing passes.

“It looked good,” said Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman. “It’s my day. It’s making progress. We’re evaluating it every day.”

Baltimore’s offense suffered a sharp decline without Jackson. In his 12 games this season, the Ravens averaged 23.1 points, ranked ninth in the NFL. In five games without him, Baltimore averaged 13 points, the second fewest in the league.

“Obviously a Lamar is a Lamar,” the linebacker said Patrick Quinn He said. “You can’t replace those kind of players, but I still think we’ve got backfield players who can go out there and get the job done and play at a high level.”

In four starts this season, Huntley went 2-2, throwing for 471 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. With this right shoulder problem, he struggled to throw deeply, completing only three passes that went at least 20 yards in the air (which ranks 27th in the NFL since Week 14).