The Ravens left the field with a 20-19 victory over the Indianapolis Colts and Lamar Jackson threw a touchdown pass, but fans cared only about the severity of starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley’s injury. Yesterday, it was announced as knee strain.
After further tests concluded today, Ian Rapoport is reporting the knee injury is was mild, only a sprain.
Following tests today, #Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley’s knee injury was mild, as coach John Harbaugh hoped after the game, source said. Just a mild sprain.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 22, 2018
This is great news for the team as Stanley is quite possibly the most irreplaceable player on the roster.
For example, Jimmy Smith is suspended for the first four games of the season, but there is cornerback depth on the roster to work with. As for left tackle, there does not look to be a player capable of replicating Stanley’s play at the position.
I’m certain the Ravens will take care of Stanley over the next few weeks, rehabilitating with the goal of Stanley starting Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills.