Mark Andrews, the TE of the Baltimore Ravens, sustained an ankle injury during the first half of a game against the Bengals. Despite initial fan speculation about it’s severity, recent reports and the coach’s announcement paint a more serious picture.
The QB of the team, Lamar Jackson, who shares a substantial playing history with Andrews, addressed the tight end’s recent injury in his comments and shared how this situation is going to affect him.
Marks Andrews suffers season-ending injury
Mark Andrews suffered an ankle injury which didn’t seem serious. However, coach John Harbaugh, in a post game press conference, announced that the team believes the TE’s ankle injury is quite severe.
“Unfortunately, on the negative side, Mark Andrews has a very serious ankle injury. It looks like a season-ending injury,” said Harbaugh.
Harbaugh expressed the team’s concern, stating that Andrews’ absence would be a significant loss for the Ravens’ offense, emphasizing the tight end’s crucial role in the team.
“Our prayers will be with Mark. Nobody cares more about the team and being there for the guys than Mark Andrews, so this is going to be hard for him but we’re going to be there for him all the way.”
The TE’s presence is important for the team because of his statistical contributions, leading the team in receiving touchdowns and ranking second in receptions, targets, and receiving yards.
However, now that John Harbaugh has officially confirmed Mark Andrews’ injury, it means he won’t be able to play in the upcoming games. With the TE sidelined, Isaiah Likely is set to become the top tight end for the Ravens, and Charlie Kolar will move into the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.
Lamar Jackson talks about Mark Andrews injury
After the news of Mark Andrews’ injury was out, the quarterback of the team Lamar Jackson also talked about the situation. Lamar Jackson expressed the emotional impact of losing Andrews, describing their connection as essential, referring to them as “bread and butter” or “peanut butter and jelly.”
“We’ve been bread and butter. Peanut butter and jelly. Whatever you want to call it. But that’s very tough because that’s my boy.”
The QB shares a longstanding connection with the TE, and they are famous for their reliability and chemistry since entering the league together in 2018. The duo is known for their unique ability to connect off-script when passing plays break down, showcasing a special rapport on the field.
Mark Andrews’ absence is also going to affect Jackson. However, the coach has assured that the team would be there for Andrews throughout the challenging period, emphasizing the tight-knit nature of the team and the support they provide for one another.