BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore Ravens‘ season-ending loss to the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card game was further marred by news of quarterback Lamar Jackson‘s significant injury. The Ravens announced today that Jackson suffered an abdominal tear during the game, a setback that raises concerns about his recovery timeline.

Details of the Injury

Jackson, who has been a pivotal figure for the Ravens, sustained the injury during a crucial play in the Wild Card matchup. The severity of the abdominal tear was not immediately clear, but further evaluations revealed the extent of the damage. This injury marks a disappointing end to what had been a promising season for the dynamic quarterback.

Coach Harbaugh’s Statement

Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh addressed the media regarding Jackson’s injury. “Lamar is not only an incredible player but also a strong leader for our team. It’s a tough break, certainly. We’re all feeling for him right now,” Harbaugh said. “He’s got our full support, and we know he’s going to do everything in his power to come back stronger from this.”

Impact on the Ravens

Jackson’s injury is a significant blow to the Ravens, who relied heavily on his dual-threat capabilities throughout the season. His absence was felt in the Wild Card game, where the Ravens struggled to maintain their offensive rhythm against a determined Dolphins team.

Looking Forward

With the offseason ahead, the Ravens’ focus will shift to Jackson’s recovery and rehabilitation. The team’s medical staff will closely monitor his progress, aiming to ensure he returns to full health for the next season. In the meantime, the Ravens will likely evaluate their quarterback options and depth to prepare for any contingency.

Jackson’s injury and the Ravens’ playoff exit mark a challenging end to their season. However, the team remains optimistic about their prospects for the next year, with hopes that their star quarterback will make a full and swift recovery.