The Baltimore Ravens backfield is having a terrible time lately. J.K. Dobbins, the team’s starting running back, was declared ineligible to play this Sunday against the Cleveland Browns on Friday. “Ravens outstanding RB J.K. Dobbins is set to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery next week,” reports ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefer. “Per sources, this would sideline him for 4-6 weeks.”
That would be a serious setback for the already injured Ravens club. Mark Andrews, a tight end in the Pro Bowl, is iffy for Sunday’s game despite having said he was healthy himself.
This is a well-known tale for Baltimore because their season last year was ruined by injury. Dobbins suffered an ACL tear during training camp, which forced him to miss the whole 2021–2022 NFL season. He missed the entire season, along with teammate tailback Gus Edwards.
Dobbins made his return against the New England Patriots in Week 3 after sitting out the first couple of games of this season. He did not produce a tonne of stats for the Ravens offence, but he was a reliable presence in the backfield. In the Ravens’ Week 4 loss to the Buffalo Bills, Dobbins scored two touchdowns—one on the ground and one in the air.
Dobbins had to leave last week’s loss to the New York Giants early due to a knee ailment. He only managed 15 yards overall on his seven carries.
Veteran tailback Kenyan Drake had a strong effort in his spot. On just 10 carries, he gained 119 yards and a touchdown. This weekend’s game against the Browns is when he’s likely to play a bigger part. For the Ravens, Justice Hill will probably serve as a change-of-pace back.
According to ESPN writer Jamison Hensley, when asked about whether Edwards would be taken off the PUP list, Ravens coach John Harbaugh declined to answer.
This J.K. Dobbins knee surgery update won’t make Lamar Jackson happy, according to ClutchPoints.