Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said Wednesday in a post-practice press conference that the injured elbow on his throwing arm is fine. Jackson practiced Wednesday with a padded elbow sleeve and noticeably didn’t throw a pass to a receiver. The added protection was unusual for Jackson, who usually only wears a sweatband on his throwing arm. Although it seemed apparent that there may be an injury concern, the quarterback refused to acknowledge that there may be an issue. Surprisingly, Jackson practiced normally Thursday and Friday, throwing to receivers without the protective sleeve from the prior practices.
Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson Elbow Injury Update Heading in Week 3
Lamar Jackson Dons Padded Sleeve in Wednesdays Practice
Lamar Jackson was a limited participant at practice on Wednesday with a right elbow injury. Although completing many light drills, Jackson did not throw a pass — suggesting that his throwing arm may be compromised. Jackson also wore a protective sleeve on his right elbow, an accessory that is uncommon for the fifth-year quarterback. When asked about the padded sleeve on his throwing arm, Jackson said, “I’m good. The pad came with the sleeve, it wasn’t added…I’ll be out there Sunday.”
Jackson is known for his ability to stay healthy, only missing five games due to injury in his NFL career. When asked if he was able to throw the ball at any point Wednesday, Jackson said sternly, “I’m going to throw Sunday.”
Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is wearing a protective sleeve on his right arm in Wednesday’s practice and did not throw a pass to receivers during media viewing pic.twitter.com/xwHD4VIX6M
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 21, 2022
Lamar Jackson Loses Sleeve for Thursday & Friday’s Practice
Here is some positive news for Ravens fans alike: Lamar Jackson was a full participant in practice on Thursday and a full participant on Friday. Jackson, who wore a padded sleeve in Wednesday’s practice, did not wear any additional protection on the elbow that was in question in practice on Thursday and Friday. Unlike Jackson’s Wednesday practice, he threw the ball to an array of receivers on Thursday and Friday. It is unclear exactly when Jackson was injured, but it is plausible that the injury occurred when the quarterback banged his elbow on an opponent’s helmet in last weeks 42-38 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
Normalcy restored: Lamar Jackson is back throwing Thursday after not doing so yesterday. He’s also not sporting the sleeve on his right arm anymore. pic.twitter.com/2661SdRCTK
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 22, 2022
When Did Lamar Jackson’s Elbow Injury Occur?
Although Lamar Jackson refused to answer any questions pertaining to his injured elbow, some injury experts believe Jackson’s elbow was injured on a late-game throw to tight end Mark Andrews.
Here’s the play where #Ravens QB Lamar Jackson appeared to injure his right elbow
Our panel of doctors have no concern about his effectiveness against the #Patriots this Sunday
— Sports Injury Central (@SICscore) September 21, 2022
Lamar Jackson went 21/29 with 318 yards and three touchdowns in a comeback loss to the Miami Dolphins. Early on, the Baltimore Ravens offense was firing on all cylinders, amassing 288 yards and 28 points in the first half. The second half began much like the first, including an electrifying 70-yard highlight run from Jackson that pushed the lead to 21 points. In a sudden turn of events, the Miami Dolphins offense caught fire; the game was truly a tale of two halves.
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for over 300 yards in the second half, including 190 yards to Tyreek Hill, and 171 to Jaylen Waddle. The Ravens defense gave up 28 fourth quarter points, and assisted Tagovailoa, and superstar wide receivers Hill, and Waddle to victory, in what will go do down as one the most exciting (regular season) comeback victories of all time. The Ravens will face off against the New England Patriots in Week 3, who touts a defense that is known for game planning against mobile quarterbacks. On the contrary, Lamar Jackson’s arm seems ready for the challenge.