FLACCO ON THE LIMP
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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco reportedly has a hip injury. And it might keep him from playing next week, and possibly longer. Flacco, Baltimore's 11th-year starter, suffered the injury on the opening series last Sunday against Pittsburgh. TheAthletic.com was first on Friday to report the news. Flacco did not miss a play in the loss to the Steelers, but appeared bothered by something on the Ravens sideline, especially in the first half, when he was seen stretching a lot. NFL Network and others followed up by reporting that Flacco is undergoing tests, and was spotted in a walking boot late this week. Noted former NFL team physician Dr. David Chao, whose assessments via video are uncannily accurate, tweeted that Flacco being spotted on crutches “does not project to a post-bye start at QB.” The Ravens have a bye this week and return to action next Sunday at home against Cincinnati. Rookie Lamar Jackson, the fifth QB drafted in the first round last April (with the 32nd pick), would presumably start in place of Flacco. The other passer on the Ravens roster is Robert Griffin III, who has yet play in 2018. Flacco, 33, started the season well but now has 12 TD passes against six interceptions, with an 84.2 passer rating that ranks 26th in the league.
Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco is dealing with a hip injury that could keep him out of the lineup when the Ravens return from their bye week.