On Thursday, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was noticeably absent from practice. Both because he’s the biggest name on the team and not on the field and the fact he was the only absence on Thursday, as wide receiver Rashod Bateman returned after missing Wednesday with an illness designation.
Ravens absences— Kyle Phoenix (@KylePBarber) December 7, 2023
QB Lamar Jackson
WR R. Bateman returned
It’s likely Jackson is absent due to illness. He was not on the injury report yesterday with any designation following practice. Jackson has been prone to suffering illness around this team of year, which is what’s being assumed at this time. However, it’s not ideal to have Jackson miss practice against a team that’s up-and-coming during this back-half stretch and in challenging weather conditions, especially when ball security’s been an issue for this offense all season.
We’ll here more from either the podium today or when the injury report is released around 6:30 p.m. ET. Note, Head Coach John Harbaugh is not scheduled to speak, so it’s up to whether our not Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken will answer the why Jackson is absent.
UPDATE: 3:23 p.m. ET
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirmed Jackson is dealing with illness.
This article will update later today with the release of the teams’ official injury report. Seeing as they’re playing a West coast team, that may not release until far later today or even tonight.