Ravens tight finish Mark Andrews has an “outside chance” to play once more this season after exams confirmed his ankle damage was not as extreme as initially feared, coach John Harbaugh stated.
Andrews was injured by a hip-drop sort out from Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson on the Ravens’ first drive final Thursday. Harbaugh stated after the sport the damage was severe and sure season-ending.
“Nothing’s completely definitive yet,” he stated Monday. “My understanding is, in talking with our trainer and doctors, that it wasn’t as bad as initially feared right after the game. … It’s a little cleaner than we thought based on the MRI. He’s going to be involved with Dr. [Robert] Anderson down there in Charlotte over the next few days, and we’ll know more.”
Harbaugh declined to say when Andrews may need an opportunity to return beneath probably the most optimistic situation. “I don’t want to say that it’s definitive by any stretch, but there is some optimism,” he stated.
In the absence of Andrews, their chief in landing catches and receptions for first downs, the Ravens will flip to second-year tight ends Isaiah Likely and Charlie Kolar and in addition ask extra of their huge receivers.
“I have total confidence in those guys,” Harbaugh stated of Likely and Kolar. “They’re going to get in there and get their shot and do a great job with it. … When [Mark] gets back, we’ll just be that much stronger for it, whenever that is.”
Harbaugh didn’t need to characterize Andrews’ temper relating to the damage. “There’s no bigger competitor,” he stated. “Nobody wants to be out there more than Mark Andrews.”
In different damage information, Harbaugh stated cornerback Marlon Humphrey “hopefully will be back this week” for the Ravens’ Sunday night time matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers. Humphrey missed the Bengals recreation with a calf pressure.
Harbaugh stated huge receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who left the sphere after a 51-yard catch within the fourth quarter in opposition to Cincinnati, is “not going to have a long-term shoulder injury.”
He stated quarterback Lamar Jackson is ok after he performed a lot of the Bengals recreation on an ankle injured by successful from Wilson alongside the sideline.