Ravens QB Lamar Jackson misses practice with hip injury but will play vs. Jaguars, coach John Harbaugh says

Three days after returning from illness to start in Sunday’s win over the Carolina Panthers, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson missed practice Wednesday with a hip injury that’s not expected to sideline him for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Coach John Harbaugh said after practice that Jackson was dealing with “an issue from the game” against Carolina, which he declined to specify. Jackson was listed on Wednesday’s injury report with a hip injury, which also limited him in one practice before the Ravens’ Week 7 win over the Cleveland Browns.

“He’s going to play in the game,” Harbaugh said. “But I just wanted to hold him back and let him rest today.”

Jackson, sidelined at Friday’s practice by what he said was a stomach bug, played every offensive snap for the Ravens on Sunday. There was no indication he was hurt in the 13-3 victory, the team’s fourth straight win.

If Jackson can’t play against the Jaguars, the Ravens(7-3) would turn to backup Tyler Huntley. Practice squad quarterback Anthony Brown would also likely be elevated for the Week 12 road trip. Huntley started four games for the Ravens last season, three coming after Jackson suffered a season-ending ankle injury.

“I think that, obviously, Snoop [Huntley] has learned a ton from Lamar, and he’s an incredible player,” tight end Mark Andrews said Wednesday. “I think you guys have seen that time and time again. So we get very good looks with both quarterbacks” in practice.

As Jackson was missing Wednesday, more defensive help arrived. Safety Marcus Williams, the team’s top free-agent signing this offseason, was back at practice after being designated to return from injured reserve. Williams dislocated his wrist in a Week 5 win over the Cincinnati Bengals and appeared to be wearing a splint on his left hand Wednesday. …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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