Lamar Jackson says back problem doesn’t trace to Week Two flip

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed a couple of days this week due to a back issue. After Sunday’s win over the Broncos, Jackson said that the situation had nothing to do with a touchdown celebration from 14 days ago.

Jackson reiterated that he landed on his “butt cheek” when he flipped, “not my back.” Added Jackson, “I never said anything about my back.”

Whether he said it or not, it’s not implausible to think that the hard landing on his hip laid the foundation for whatever was wrong with his back. Even so, Jackson would be wise to avoid as much unnecessary as he can, given the amount of necessary contact he absorbs when running the Baltimore offense.

8 responses to “Lamar Jackson says back problem doesn’t trace to Week Two flip

  1. I unfortunately have 3 lumbar vertebrae with issues, and a hip issue that will never get better. All those parts Lamar is talking about are connected and are immediate neighbors if you’ve had an issue like that. Can EASILY exacerbate an existing problem with one area if you twist and torque the bleep out of it’s neighbor. Especially if you’ve been numbed for pain. Can say it wasn’t that action all he likes. But if he woke-up the next day and couldn’t get out of bed frankly he has no sure way to know if that somersault that missed was a major cause or not. Certainly wasn’t smart.

  2. If anything at all the running he’s been doing and contact in between the tackles that cause back spasms

  3. So tired of the “runs too much” narrative. You know who else runs a lot? Running Backs. Not all of them get injured. I’m made a lot of really good plays in the air the last few weeks and looks to be improving his passing game.

    He’s playing good and winning

  4. Nothing to see here as I said earlier – just Lamar throwing for another 300+ yards while the haters stay silent! Cheers!

  5. “But if he woke-up the next day and couldn’t get out of bed frankly he has no sure way to know if that somersault that missed was a major cause or not. Certainly wasn’t smart.”

    … But he could get out of bed, he didn’t start missing practices relating to his back until one additional game and 10 whole days after the flip

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