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Lamar Jackson Nursing Potential Injury Ahead of Week 3

Tyler Maher
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson appears to be dealing with a possible injury.
Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson appears to be dealing with a possible injury. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

There was a scary sight for Baltimore Ravens fans on Wednesday as quarterback Lamar Jackson was spotted wearing an arm sleeve. Even more concerningly, he was not throwing with his right hand, suggesting a possible injury ahead of the team's Week 3 road clash with the New England Patriots.

Lamar Jackson Injury Update

Afterwards, it was revealed that Jackson was limited at practice with a right elbow issue, although it's still unclear what caused it. Thankfully, head coach John Harbaugh gave an encouraging update on the former MVP, calling Jackson's injury "normal" and assuring reporters that he'll be able to play on Sunday.

This is great news for the Ravens, who have a tough road matchup ahead of them in Foxborough after enduring a devastating collapse against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. The last time Baltimore visited Gillette Stadium in 2020, New England came away with a weather-aided 23-17 victory.

Jackson has been stellar so far this season while playing for his next contract. He's already racked up 531 passing yards and 6 passing TDs through the first two weeks while adding 136 rushing yards and another TD on the ground. It will be worth watching to see if Jackson's injury affects his passing in Week 3 and potentially beyond, however.

The 25-year-old's dual-threat ability makes him extremely difficult to game plan for, even for legendary coaches like Bill Belichick. Perhaps that's why the Ravens are favored by 2.5 points on the road in this Week 3 matchup on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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