The Baltimore Ravens have lost three consecutive games and sit at 4-5, good for third place in the AFC North. Winning their upcoming game on Sunday, November 18 against the Cincinnati Bengals would be the first step towards securing a spot in the playoffs, but a new obstacle has popped up.
Starting quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a hip injury that leaves his status unknown moving forward.
The injury occurred during last Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Steelers defensive end Stephon Tuitt was called for offsides after tackling down Flacco. Seconds later, Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward knocked him down again.
He made his best attempts to stretch out his body and walk it off. Flacco didn't miss any plays for the rest of the game, but he was noticeably dealing with an injury.
Flacco claimed the injury didn't truly affect him, but that no longer seems to be accurate.
John Harbaugh and Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, have been unavailable for a comment on Flacco's injury. The rigor of his injury is still unknown, but Flacco has only missed six games throughout his 11-year NFL career.
Luckily, the Ravens have a great backup in first-round draft pick Lamar Jackson. Jackson has yet to start a game but will be ready to go if Flacco is unable to play.
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