Over the course of his NFL career, Lamar Jackson has won the admiration of many thanks to the controlled anarchy in his play. Additionally, it has put him in danger on several occasions. The Ravens star’s situation began to unravel in 2022.
Not that he wasn’t a great player when he entered the field; he most definitely was. But when Jackson’s health deteriorated, he had to spend a lot of time on the sidelines. Without its MVP, Baltimore has managed to make it into the playoffs, and Tyler Huntley has excelled in his place.
With Jackson at the helm, the Ravens are a completely different proposition, as he has repeatedly shown throughout his brief tenure. We are aware of who (presumably) will start for Baltimore against Cincinnati in the wild-card game. But what is happening to Jackson? How does this affect his prospects for the future in Charm City?
Where is Lamar Jackson?
Through the first 12 weeks of the season, everything was going great for Lamar Jackson and Ravens. But against the Broncos in Week 13, Jackson suffered a knee injury. At first glance, it appeared to be a fairly harmless play, but as Jackson made his way to the sidelines, he favored his right leg.
He finally went to the blue medical tent for testing before being declared ineligible. Jackson was later identified as having a sprained knee. The all-world gunslinger initially was expected to miss 1-3 weeks due to his illness, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, so it appeared that he would just be out of the field for a brief length of time.
The injury, however, has proven to be far more troublesome than early reports predicted. Jackson hasn’t played since that matchup with Denver in Week 13—more than a month ago. Additionally, he hasn’t taken part in any practices, which is concerning for a team whose entire offense depends on its quarterback.
What Is Lamar Jackson’s Injury?
Thank you everyone for your support and concerns regarding my injuries. I want to give you all an update as I am in the recovery process. I’ve suffered a PCL grade 2 sprain on the borderline of a strain 3. There is still inflammation surrounding my knee and my knee
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) January 12, 2023
A sprained knee was identified as Lamar Jackson’s condition. On Thursday, he tweeted about his condition, describing it as a “PCL Grade 2 sprain on the edge of Grade 3.” Most significantly, he made it clear that his knee is still inflamed and unstable, which is vital to know given his propensity for quick cuts and jinks.
He’s a long way from the 1-3 week timeline Schefter had suggested when the injury originally happened. It now appears improbable that Jackson will be ready in time for Baltimore’s game against the Bengals at Paycor Stadium, barring a miraculous recovery.
Ravens QB Depth Chart
Not just Jackson is a Ravens quarterback in need of attention. Jackson’s replacement Tyler Huntley has been competent but unspectacular, with 658 passing yards and two passing touchdowns to three interceptions this season. Huntley, however, missed Baltimore’s final game of the regular season due to a bothersome shoulder issue.
To begin the game on Sunday night, he returned. Anthony Brown, who is currently the Bengals’ third-string quarterback, struggled in his lone start this season, completing just 19 of 44 passes for 286 yards and two interceptions. Hard times.
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