Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson injured his knee in the first quarter and was later ruled out in Sunday’s 10-9 win over the Denver Broncos.
Jackson’s injury is a sprained knee based on early testing, and the QB will undergo an MRI and other tests on Monday to determine the severity, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
“(It’s) not a season-ending kind of knee,” head coach John Harbaugh told reporters in his post-game press conference. “We’ll have more testing tomorrow and let you know how long it will take. We’ll see. Hopefully I’ll have something for you tomorrow afternoon, definitely by Wednesday, it’ll be more definitive. But it’ll be a number . You know, days to weeks, we’ll see. We’ll see if he can come back this week. If not, he will soon after.”
Jackson had completed three passes for 11 yards and had contributed another nine rushing yards when he left. Tyler Huntley entered the game at QB with Baltimore trailing 3-0.
Huntley, a capable backup in four starts last year, completed 27 of 32 passes in relief, throwing an interception but eventually catching the turnover by striking in a game-winning 2-yard run with 28 seconds remaining to move the Ravens at 8 -4.
Jackson has been plagued with various injuries in recent weeks. He appeared on the Week 12 injury report with a hip injury and was hampered by a quad issue in practice before facing Denver. Now he will have to recover from a sprained knee.
As long as it takes, Huntley will be the man in charge of Baltimore’s offense.