Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has missed two consecutive practices due to a groin injury, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN:
After missing the past two days of practice with a groin injury, NFL MVP Lamar Jackson is slated to return to action Monday, per sources. After practice Sunday, John Harbaugh admitted Jackson was nursing a soft-tissue injury but wouldn’t expand. But Jackson expected back Monday.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 24, 2020
In addition, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that Jackson’s absence has been precautionary:
#Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's absence the past two days has been "precautionary" as he deals with a groin strain, source said. No big concerns for the reigning MVP.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 24, 2020
After Sunday’s practice, head coach John Harbaugh revealed that Jackson, running back Justice Hill, and cornerback Marcus Peters were all dealing with soft-tissue injuries.
Coach Harbaugh on absences from Justice Hill, Marcus Peters and Lamar Jackson: pic.twitter.com/refAV21vI3— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 23, 2020
Jackson is expected to return to practice on Monday, so the injury appears to be minor.
Baltimore’s backup quarterback options are veteran Robert Griffin III and 2019 sixth-round pick Trace McSorley. Griffin started one game last season finishing with 11-21 passing for 96 yards and an interception; he also rushed for 50 yards on eight carries.
Jackson is coming off a historic season. He unanimously won the NFL MVP Award and broke the single-season rushing yards record for a quarterback. His high-level of play ultimately helped lead the Ravens to a league-best 14-2 record.