Ravens’ Joe Flacco, Lamar Jackson miss Thursday practice ahead of Week 11
The Baltimore Ravens are moving through the week with plenty of questions hovering around the quarterback position with Joe Flacco dealing with a hip injury heading into Sunday’s matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals.
According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN, the Ravens were without both Flacco and Jackson for Thursday’s practice that left Robert Griffin III as the only available quarterback to utilize.
Robert Griffin III was only quarterback practicing for Ravens on Thursday. Joe Flacco (hip) and Lamar Jackson (undisclosed) we’re both absent. This adds more intrigue to Baltimore’s QB situation heading into Sunday’s game.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 15, 2018
This simply adds another wrinkle to the situation as there is a growing sentiment that Flacco will not be able to play in the game due to the injury. He has yet to practice this week, but he could still play on Sunday even if he was not able to at least get a limited practice session prior to the contest. Flacco has proven to be quite a durable quarterback throughout his career, as the only time he has missed playing time was back in the 2015 season where he missed six games.
Aside from that, he has played every single game in his career, which this injury has the potential to put him on the shelf for at least a week for the first time in three years. Meanwhile, this has put into the equation the possibility that either Griffin III or Jackson will be under center for the contest. Both players have voiced that they are ready for the opportunity if it presents itself on Sunday afternoon. Griffin III has yet to play in a single regular-season game this year, while Jackson has been used sporadically as he has completed 7-of-12 passes for 87 yards with a touchdown along with 139 rushing yards on 28 attempts with a touchdown.
There should be more clarity on this front in the coming days as the Ravens are looking to take a step forward from their recent struggles, having lost four out of their last five games.