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Ravens Get Terrible Rashod Bateman Injury Update After Week 8

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Baltimore Ravens have received some terrible injury news on Rashod Bateman after Week 8.
The Baltimore Ravens have received some terrible injury news on Rashod Bateman after Week 8. / (Peter Joneleit via AP)
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The Baltimore Ravens weathered through several injury losses to eventually emerge victorious in Week 8. One player clearly hampered was wide receiver Rashod Bateman, who's still working his way back to 100% following a foot issue.

After Bateman was almost non-existent on Thursday, the Ravens have received some unfortunate news on his health status.

Head coach John Harbaugh said Monday that Bateman will miss "a few weeks" due to his foot injury. The team hoped it was just a tweak, but it appears to be much more significant to sideline him for that long.

This is just crusing news for Baltimore. Bateman had just returned to the field in Week 7 after missing two games due to his foot ailment. However, he was questionable coming into Week 8, showing he wasn't back to full strength yet.

The second-year wideout did suit up on Thursday, but he quickly ended up back on the sidelines. Bateman was then ruled out in the third quarter after playing just 17% of the team's offensive snaps.

Recent free-agent signing DeSean Jackson could see immediate use in Bateman's absence. Tuesday's trade deadline also presents an opportunity to bolster this receiving corps.

Otherwise, WRs Devin Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson will be looked to carry the load, especially if Mark Andrews is still banged up in Week 9.

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