The Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson returned to training on Wednesday, raising hopes that he will be ready to return for Sunday’s showdown against the Los Angeles Rams.
Jackson hasn’t trained since losing to the Cleveland Browns in week 14 to the Ravens on December 12 when he was hauled off the field with an ankle injury. He has also been inactive in the Crows’ last two games, losing to the Green Bay Packers and the Cincinnati Bengals.
However, Jackson was clearly at a loss for the 20-minute workout opened to the media on Wednesday.
Jackson is expected to be a restricted competitor on Wednesday, according to coach John Harbaugh, who added backup quarterback Tyler Huntley is set to return to team events on Thursday. Huntley missed out on Sunday’s 41-21 Ravens defeat in Cincinnati after being added to the COVID-19 Reserve / List on Saturday.
Harbaugh said he was “very hopeful” for Jackson to start Sunday, but admitted he hoped his Pro Bowl quarterback would return to the game last week. Beating the Rams will increase the Ravens’ chances of reaching the regular season final against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“I really want to see him there on Sunday,” Harbo said. “I know the fans know. I know most, Lamar knows. So he will do everything in his power to be there, and you cannot make a promise because we do not know. We do not know what will happen tomorrow. ”
In 12 games this season, Jackson has completed 64.4% assists for 2,882 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also made 13 interceptions and was sacked 38 times, a career record. As a runner, he has 767 yards (5.8 per carry) and two touchdowns.
Meanwhile, 12 Ravens missed Wednesday’s open training session: defender Patrick Ricard (knee), receiver Devin Duvernay (ankle), left-back Ben Powers (feet), right-back Kevin Zeitler, right tackle Tyre Phillips (knee), inside midfielder. Malik Harrison, outside midfielders Odafe Ove, Tyus Bowser and Justin Houston, corner defenders Anthony Averett (ribs) and Tavon Young and defender Anthony Levin Sr.
Bowser and Houston were among five Ravens activated from the COVID-19 Reserve / List early Wednesday. Bowser, the leader of the six-bag team, spent less than 24 hours on the COVID-19 reserve / list after being placed there on Tuesday afternoon.
This story will be updated.