Mark Andrews, a tight end for the Baltimore Ravens, and Rashod Bateman, a wide receiver for the team, both got hurt. They were ruled out for the remainder of Thursday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Lamar Jackson’s Top Two Targets Missed the Second Half
As a result, quarterback Lamar Jackson was without his top two targets for the second half of the game. The Baltimore Ravens won the game 27-22.
John Harbaugh, the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, said that the injuries were not significant. Midway through the second quarter.
Andrews damaged his right shoulder, while Bateman worsened an issue to his left foot that had already forced him to miss two games this season.
After sustaining an injury in the third quarter, Shaquil Barrett, an outside linebacker with the Buccaneers, was also declared out of the game.
On Friday, he will have an MRI on his Achilles, and a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN, “There is significant fear that he may have torn it.” He is scheduled to get the exam.
Andrews, a guy who has been selected for the Pro Bowl thrice, did not come into the game at his full strength. Due to an ankle injury, he was unable to participate in any practices this week and his status was labeled as “questionable.”
Bateman, who was picked in the first round of the draft last year, was put on the injury report this week because he couldn’t practice on Tuesday. In addition, he was considered uncertain about playing going into the game.
In A Collaborative Effort, Andrews and Bateman
Andrews and Bateman have combined for 57 receptions, 773 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns in the first eight games of the season (including Thursday night’s game).
Jackson completed all eight of his passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns after halftime, although Andrews and Bateman were taken out of the game. He ended the game by completing 27 of 38 passes for 238 yards.
“When I got in here after the halftime break, I saw that Andrews was already here. Then, I saw that Bateman had left, “Cornerback for the Ravens, Marlon Humphrey, stated.
“It was just incredible to see how quickly others came forward to help, which allowed us to successfully replace those men. We have just lost a large number of people, yet there has been no whining about it since other guys have simply stepped up.”
Regarding the victory despite the absence of Andrews and Bateman in the second half, Jackson added: “It is quite large. Although not many people are familiar with our men, I get the impression that we are.
In practice, we put in a lot of work, and those folks consistently demonstrate what they’ve learned. Tonight, they had a chance, and they took advantage of it by being here.”
Barrett suffered an injury while attempting to run the ball on third-and-1. Barrett was helped off the field by athletic staff and was able to put very little weight on his lower left leg. Once he was on the sidelines, he was taken off to the locker room.
At the time of his departure, the Buccaneers said that he had suffered an ankle ailment.
Running back for the Ravens, Gus Edwards, also exited the game in the second half due to an injury to his hamstring. According to Harbaugh, further information concerning his condition will be provided to Baltimore on Friday.