Ravens’ Joe Flacco could miss Week 11 due to hip injury
The Baltimore Ravens are tumbling down a slipper slope, and now their quarterback Joe Flacco could miss Week 11 with a hip injury. The team has lost their past three games, and John Harbaugh is said to be in the hot seat. The Ravens’ defense was their claim to fame early on, but it has failed them as of late. NFL insider Ian Rapoport has the inside scoop on Flacco’s health.
“Of course, if Flacco is able to practice Wednesday, it’s probably a good bet he is going to play,” said Rapoport, via NFL.com. “But they do not know if he’ll be able to practice. And also, the Ravens are kind of relishing the uncertainty with their QB situation — what opponents will have to prepare for.”
Some have speculated that the Ravens should give rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson a shot in Baltimore. However, the Ravens have remained loyal to Joe Flacco, at least for the time being. Jackson is used situationally, due to his versatility and ability to be a threat on the ground or through the air. If Flacco isn’t up for it, Jackson will have a chance to show how effective he can be for an entire game.
Flacco has thrown for 2,465 and 12 touchdowns this year. His 61.2 percent completion rate is the lowest mark he’s recorded since the 2013-14 season. In Week 11, the Ravens will matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. While the Bengals may be without A.J. Green, they still have a capable running back in Joe Mixon that can make things difficult for Baltimore.