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Mark Ingram could miss multiple weeks due to high-ankle sprain

Mark Ingram, Ravens

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram suffered an ankle sprain in their Week 6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The 3-time Pro Bowler has since missed the last couple of weeks for Baltimore. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, his absence could extend even further, as Ingram apparently suffered more of a high-ankle sprain, which takes much longer to heal.

The Ravens have officially ruled Ingram as doubtful in their Week 8 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 2011 28th overall pick missed practice on Friday.

Baltimore has been evaluating the 30-year old’s progress week by week, and it seems like he hasn’t made much of it since he sustained the ankle injury two weeks ago.

Aside from Ingram, the Ravens have also listed defensive back Anthony Levine and cornerback Jimmy Smith as questionable against the Steelers.

With Ingram likely to miss some more time, the Ravens will look to Gus Edwards and J.K. Dobbins to fill in the team’s rushing duties for the foreseeable future. Dobbins, picked by Baltimore in the second round of 2020 draft, has shown glimpses of promise in his debut season.

Perhaps Ingram’s injury could become a blessing in disguise for the Ravens as they get to take a longer look at their 21-year old rookie. Meanwhile, for Dobbins, this could definitely be his time to shine and showcase that he can become a fixture on the Baltimore offense.

This should be an intriguing match up between two of the top teams this season. Baltimore is entering Sunday with a 5-1 mark, as they try to hand Pittsburgh its first defeat of the season.