Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson may be able to play Sunday.
Jackson suffered an injury during the second quarter of the Ravens’ 24-22 loss to the Browns and was carted off the field. Before the second half of the matchup, Ravens’ beat writer Jeff Zrebiec confirmed that Jackson wouldn’t return to the field. After further evaluation of the injury on Monday, coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Jackson suffered a low ankle sprain.
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Harbaugh confirmed the news after the Ravens’ practice on Monday. When he was asked about Jackson’s availability for the next matchup in Green Bay, Harbaugh said he plans for Jackson to make his return and that, “We’ll see where it goes this week.”
Before getting carted off the field, Jackson completed four passes for 17 yards and rushed for five yards. The 2019 MVP also leads the Ravens with 767 rushing yards in 12 matchups. He missed the Ravens’ 16-13 victory against the Bears in November because of an illness.
Despite the loss to the Browns, the Ravens (8-5) still sit atop the AFC North. However, they will be challenged in Week 15 as they travel to Wisconsin to face the Packers (10-3), who are on top in the NFC North. The forecast for the matchup, according to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, is supposed to be partly sunny with a high of 28 degrees.
Tyler Huntley took over for Jackson in the second half Sunday and completed 27 passes for 270 yards and a touchdown. He connected with tight end Mark Andrews for 115 yards and a score. If Jackson is sidelined, Huntley will take over again and lead the Ravens against the Packers. Harbaugh will provide updates on the quarterback’s official status later in the week.
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