Ravens Get Massive Injury Updates On Two Key Players

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Injuries have been a theme for the Baltimore Ravens the last few years as they have suffered some serious ones. The injury bug has bitten them again this season as some key players, such as running backs J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards, have both missed extensive amounts of time.

On Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints, it was more of the same for the Ravens. They picked up an impressive 27-13 victory on the road, but they lost a few players to injury during the game.

Veterans Jason Pierre-Paul and DeSean Jackson, two in-season signings, were hurt against the Saints. Pierre-Paul injured his ankle while Jackson is dealing with a hamstring ailment. However, both players look to have avoided any serious ailments according to head coach John Harbaugh.

Baltimore is heading into their bye week, giving the veteran pass rusher and wide receiver some extra time to heal up. While having his press conference on Tuesday, Harbaugh said both players should be available when the Ravens take on the Carolina Panthers in Week 11.

“[Pierre-Paul] kind of tweaked his ankle a little bit — nothing too serious,” Harbaugh said. “It just wasn’t something that I think we felt like we wanted to challenge too much, the way the game was going right there. He should be fine coming back from the bye.

“Same thing with DeSean, he should be fine coming back from the bye.”

Pierre-Paul has been playing a sizable role with the Ravens since Week 4 when he debuted with the team. He has played at least 63 percent of the defensive snaps before Monday when he played only seven because of the injury. He has compiled eight total tackles, one tackle for a loss, one quarterback hit, one sack and three passes defended thus far this season.

The game in New Orleans was Jackson’s debut with the Ravens. He played 11 snaps, catching one pass for 16 yards. His role with the team could grow coming out of the bye as Baltimore is desperate for some playmakers offensively with Rashod Bateman out for the remainder of the season and Mark Andrews battling injuries as well.

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