Ravens’ Lamar Jackson has elbow problem, avoids throwing in practice but vows to play vs. Patriots – Baltimore Ravens Blog

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Owings Mills, MD – Lamar Jackson said he didn’t throw a pass in Wednesday’s practice and is listed on the team’s injury report with a right elbow injury, but the Baltimore Ravens quarterback plans to play Sunday at the New England Patriots.

“I’m going to throw Sunday β€” a lot of Sunday,” Jackson said with a smile.

Jackson wore a protective sleeve on his right arm for the first time in his five seasons in Baltimore. The sleeve extended from the middle of his right arm to the wrist and featured extra padding around the elbow area.

“I’m fine. The pad came with the sleeve,” Jackson said. “It’s not included or anything like that. I’ll be out on Sunday. I’ll be out [Thursday] In practice. I’m fine.”

This is the first time Jackson has been listed on the injury report with an arm-related injury. During the media viewing portion of practice (first 30 minutes), Jackson watched passes thrown by Tyler Hundley. Jackson’s participation was limited to passing the ball to the running backs.

Jackson missed the regular season only once due to injury. He missed the last four games of last season with an ankle injury.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh indicated that New England, where the Ravens are 0-6 during the regular season, has no concerns about Jackson’s availability.

“It’s just a normal off-season-type thing,” Harbaugh said. β€œHe practiced [Wednesday]therefore, he will play on Sunday.

The Ravens are relying on Jackson’s arm more than ever. His 531 yards passing, which ranked 12th in the league, accounted for 71% of Baltimore’s offense, thanks to the struggles of the run game. Jackson returned on 65 of the Ravens’ 107 offensive plays (61%).

Baltimore has done a great job protecting Jackson this year. He has been hit 16 times, tied for 16th in the league.

Another improvement was controlling Jackson’s offense and his audibles.

“You saw in the game how much was done at the line of scrimmage,” Harbaugh said. “So, it’s always the cooperation between the quarterback, … the guys on the field and the plays and all that. I think he operated that game ‘A plus.’ Everything he was asked to do, it was a lot at the line of scrimmage, and he did it well, and it was impressive. .”

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