Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s absence from the field continued into practice on Thursday, and he provided an update on how things were going later in the day.
Jackson has missed the last five games and on Wednesday, head coach John Harbaugh was silent on his status. He said he agreed with a player playing less than 100 percent “as long as he’s healthy and safe and it doesn’t do any damage to the injury.”
In a tweet Thursday, Jackson said he does not fit into that category as the team prepares to face the Bengals in the Wild Card round.
Thank you all for your support and concern about my injuries“Wrote Jackson. “I want to give you all the news as I am in the process of recovering. I suffered a grade 2 posterior cruciate ligament sprain at the border of the sprain 3. There is still inflammation around my knee and my knee remains unstable. I still in good spirits as I continue treatment on my way to recovery I would love to be there with my boys more than anything but I can’t give 100% of myself to my guys and fans I still hope we have there’s still a chance.”
Jackson’s absence played out against the backdrop of the approaching expiration of his contract, and it was believed that the two situations were intertwined. Jackson’s tweet might not change anyone’s mind on this, but it makes it hard to see him play anytime soon.