The Baltimore Ravens suffered a bit of a blow this week when quarterback Joe Flacco was ruled out with a hip injury. Fortunately, it does not appear to be too severe.

There was serious concern regarding his diagnosis. However, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the hip injury will not require surgery:

Ravens’ QB Joe Flacco will not need surgery on his injured hip, per source. Aside from being out today vs. Bengals, Flacco also is in jeopardy of missing next Sunday’s game vs. Oakland.

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This is certainly an encouraging update for Flacco. Surgery could have potentially sidelined him for the rest of the regular season. However, it appears he is only expected to miss one more game. Unfortunately, the hip injury does not seem to be the biggest threat to his playing career.

Flacco's injury opened the door for quarterback Lamar Jackson to make his career debut. The rookie showed plenty of promise after leading Baltimore to a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Although he threw an interception, he was extremely efficient after completing 13-of-19 passes for 150 yards. To no surprise, Jackson did most of his damage with his legs. The Ravens dismantled the Bengals rush defense as they paved the way for him and running back Gus Edwards to a combined 232 yards and a touchdown.

Jackson's versatility gives Baltimore's offense an edge that it does not have with Flacco, The first-round pick could have a chance to follow up his strong performance against a porous Oakland Raiders' defense if the veteran is forced to sit out once again.