Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson sprains right ankle

The Ravens’ rookie quarterback, Lamar Jackson, remained in the locker room and taken to a hospital after spraining his right ankle on Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Baltimore Ravens, Ravens cheerleader and Ford Mustang…

Baltimore Ravens' Lamar Jackson sprains right ankle

The Ravens’ rookie quarterback, Lamar Jackson, remained in the locker room and taken to a hospital after spraining his right ankle on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.

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After taking the second snap of the second quarter, Jackson rolled to his right and landed on his right ankle while being tackled. He left the game for good, a 37-17 Ravens win. He was placed on injured reserve after the game.

“It happened on the first play,” Jackson said. “My heel kind of caught on the outside of the turf and I was just trying to finish the game. They thought it was better to get right back to the doctor right away so we’ll see.”

Jackson completed two of three passes for 10 yards before he left the game with his injury. He ran for one yard on five carries.

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The Ravens then turned to their third-string quarterback, Robert Griffin III, to run Jackson’s offense. Joe Flacco’s return to the starting role, following the death of his father, prompted the team to make a first-round draft pick ready to compete with the veteran as the No 2 quarterback.

Coach John Harbaugh said Jackson would undergo further testing on Monday.

“He got spiked on the ankle a little bit,” Harbaugh said. “Those things tend to happen to some kind of kid, that kind of guy. We’ll know more on Monday. I’m not sure exactly what was going on with the tackle there. It just flared up a little bit. So we’ll be better tomorrow, I think.”

Harbaugh called the Ravens’ medical staff “special people”.

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