The Baltimore Ravens suffered a disappointing 34-23 loss on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals that featured the loss of Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley suffering a knee injury that required him to be carted off the field

Following the game, several of teammates such as Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle voiced much optimism about the situation that Mosley won't miss an extended period and would be back on the field soon, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.

“When you play like crap in the first half in all three phases, then that’s just going to happen,” said safety Eric Weddle. “You dig yourself a hole. So hopefully C.J. won’t be out too long, but we battled back and fought our tails off in the second half. It’s too far of a hole when you don’t play the way you’re supposed to play.”

Head coach John Harbaugh voiced after the game that Mosley had undergone an MRI on Thursday night that didn't reveal any ligament damage in his knee but did show a bone bruise that they don't believe will be a long-term recovery for him. If that is the case, the Ravens have avoided a possible major injury that could have put them out of their anchor defensively.

Since entering the league, Mosley has been a huge bright spot for the team as he has stepped as their middle linebacker into big shoes as the replacement for Hall of Famer Ray Lewis. He has been a more than capable linebacker as he has earned three Pro Bowl nods, and three Second-Team All-Pro selections in his first four years.

There was a notable step down in effectiveness with him out of the lineup as he was the tone setter for the front seven. This is a situation that the Ravens will keep an eye moving forward and get a better determination of his status for Week 3 against the Denver Broncos in the coming days.