Word has broke that backup QB Trace McSorley suffered only a knee sprain on Monday night. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Penn State product will be considered week-to-week on the injury report.
#Ravens QB Trace McSorley suffered a minor knee sprain Monday night, source said. He’ll be week to week.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 15, 2020
Unfortunately, the knee injury is still serious enough for the Ravens to place him on injured reserve. This is the second Ravens backup quarterback to be placed on injured reserve. McSorley joins Robert Griffin III, who was placed on injured reserve following a hamstring injury in Week 12.
We have placed QB Trace McSorley on IR. pic.twitter.com/g75rK6RaVv— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 15, 2020
It’s not often that a player twists his knee up on poor turf and comes away with their ligaments intact.
As McSorley headed into the locker room, it’s nice to know he was able to catch the ensuing play, which happened to be a 44-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson to Marquise Brown on 4th & 5.
Trace McSorley was headed to the locker room after his injury, but that didn’t stop him from celebrating Hollywood Brown's go-ahead TD— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) December 15, 2020
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Hopefully the league does something about the poor quality of the Browns’ field, seeing as one player suffered a knee injury and many other players stumbled and slipped throughout the game.
In other news, the Ravens have activated WR Dez Bryant to the active roster.
We have activated WR Dez Bryant off the Reserve/COVID list. pic.twitter.com/lthiKXdDwT— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 15, 2020
He is eligible to play against in Week 15 against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12).