He was carted off the field and into the locker room – with an air cast on his left foot – after the Baltimore Ravens’ embarrassing 31-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns in an exhibition game.
With Baltimore trailing 21-0 at halftime, the team announced that quarterback Lamar Jackson injured his ankle, leaving the game at 8:06 of the third quarter. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said after the game that Jackson is expected to have an MRI on Sunday.
Jackson played one series after being pulled following the injury. He scrambled for a one-yard touchdown and was named the game’s MVP before limping off with the team.
Harbaugh said Jackson told him he’s “fine.”
“The medical staff will evaluate him, and we will all go back and look at it,” Harbaugh said. “But he said he was fine. And we did the right thing and went back to him.”
Harbaugh said Jackson was hurt in a tackle in the second quarter and also suffered the injury in a tackle two weeks ago, after the rookie took over as the starter from Joe Flacco. Jackson was replaced by Robert Griffin III, and then again after Jackson was hurt Thursday.
ESPN reports Jackson had prior hip and knee injuries and that it appeared his injury could stem from either.
ESPN notes that in the same game Jackson threw three passes for 28 yards. Flacco was 7-for-13 for 51 yards.
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For the Browns, Jarvis Landry had five catches for 56 yards and one touchdown, Sam Hubbard had a two-yard touchdown catch and Dwayne Haskins threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns in his first start.