With a shortened week due to the Ravens having their primetime Thursday Night Football slot against the Jets, the Ravens have more injuries than usual and may be without a number of their key players on the offensive side. Here are the Ravens’ injuries:
Game status vs. Jets: pic.twitter.com/Yqn4qIFFXV— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 11, 2019
Despite being officially listed as questionable because of a quad injury, Lamar Jackson, as he said himself, will start against the Jets.
Most notably, star LT Ronnie Stanley will most likely sit out of the primetime matchup due to a concussion he sustained in last Sunday's win over the Bills. Ravens coaches and trainers would rather have Stanley fully healthy for the last couple of regular season games as well as the playoffs than for tomorrow’s game.
TE Mark Andrews, DE Jihad Ward, and S Anthony Levine Sr. are all listed as questionable for tomorrow’s game. Though Ward should be able to play tomorrow by being a full participant in Wednesday’s practice, Andrews and Levine Sr. will most likely be game-time decisions. Both players sustained their injuries against the Bills, and will probably determine whether they will be fit to play during pregame warmups.
LB Chris Board, who sustained a nasty concussion against the Bills, has already been ruled out.
The Jets, similarly to the Ravens, will most likely have a number of their best players sitting out of tomorrow’s game. Here are the Jets’ injuries:
QUESTIONABLE— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 11, 2019
DL Henry Anderson
T Kelvin Beachum
S Matthias Farley
DL Steve McLendon
RB Ty Montgomery
DL Nathan Shepherd pic.twitter.com/vNdVEEJzbc
Star safety Jamal Adams, who was unable to practice all week due to an ankle injury, is doubtful to suit up for tomorrow. Adams’ doubtful status comes as a big blow for the Jets defense who rely on Adams to make plays on a weekly basis.
Additionally, DT Quinnen Williams and WR Demaryius Thomas are also unexpected to play. With Williams’ absence, expect the Ravens to run the ball a lot inside and tire out the Jets’ front seven.
In terms of players listed as questionable, starting LT Kelvin Beachum and DE Henry Anderson both should play despite being listed as questionable. Beachum was a limited participant in practice all week and should end up suiting up for tomorrow’s game.
Important role players such as TE Ryan Griffin, RB Bilal Powell, and CB Brian Poole have all officially been ruled out.
Catch the Ravens on primetime Thursday Night Football against the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium as the team looks to continue to solidify themselves as the top seed in the AFC.