Lamar Jackson misses Thursday practice with back injury

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Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman said earlier on Thursday that quarterback Lamar Jackson is dealing with “a little back flare-up,” but he didn’t think the injury was serious.

Nevertheless, it has apparently kept Jackson sidelined for a second consecutive day.

Per multiple reporters on the Ravens beat, Jackson was one of several Baltimore players who was not on the field for Thursday’s session. Jackson did not participate on Wednesday either as the Ravens get ready to play the Broncos on Sunday.

Offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (ankle), defensive lineman Derek Wolfe (back/hip), safety DeShon Elliott (quad), and defensive tackle Brandon Williams were also absent for Thursday’s practice.

If Jackson’s back strain keeps him from playing on Sunday, second-year QB Tyler Huntley would be in line to start. Entering the league as a college free agent out of Utah, Huntley threw five passes and rushed for 23 yards as a rookie last year.

17 responses to “Lamar Jackson misses Thursday practice with back injury

  1. I can’t speak for other Bronco fans, but this one would like Jackson to play. If the broncs can beat them with Jackson, then we’ll know we finally have a decent team.

  2. The Broncos are not a good matchup for a QB with back issues. The pass rush is ferocious.

  3. So much hate for one of the best athletes and QBs in the league LOL – he will play, win and Ravens will be just fine. Cheers!

  4. I think the Broncos are a solid team even with the teams they have played thus far. Hate on Lamar all you want, but he has proven he is a competitor and is tough. Even if his back is sore you know he’s gonna come to play. Still don’t get all the Lamar hate and basically people wanting him to get hurt bc it proves their point. Odds are he will be good to go and it will be close game.

  5. Sore ‘back’ [hip] from doing that hard fall from his show-off front flip he could not land in the last game.

  6. Von is going into make a bit more sore on Sunday. I hope he plays….don’t want any excuses as to why the Broncos beat them.

  7. Uh oh. Can’t get delay of game non calls to cheat every week!

    Imagine if Whinebaugh was the victim of what the Lions got cheated on last week? He’d have a stroke and be in a coma.

  8. Lamar will be out there Sunday throwing his floaters and getting picked off. He’s a running back playing QB.

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