The hard-luck Baltimore Ravens just lost two of their best offensive weapons in the same game. Following today’s 16-13 win over the St. Louis Rams, head coach John Harbaugh announced Joe Flacco tore his ACL and MCL.
Harbaugh elaborated and noted it came on a Flacco’s touchdown pass on the team’s final drive. He was able to finish the game but will miss the rest of the season. Given how late in the year the injury comes and the damage to at least two ligaments in his knee, it’s fair to wonder if he’ll even be ready for the start of the 2016 season. Incredibly early, obviously, but he may have to begin the year on the PUP list.
Matt Schaub is the only other QB on the 53 man roster and will presumably finish out the season. Schaub has been known for his repeated pick-sixes over the last two years.
Justin Forsett left early in the game with a broken right arm. It seems almost certain he will miss the year as well. It means the Ravens lost their top three players at the core skill positions in one year. Steve Smith Jr. tore his Achilles several weeks ago.
With the win, the Ravens move to 3-7 on the year. The Pittsburgh Steelers will face Baltimore in Week 16, December 27th, for a Sunday night primetime matchup, assuming the game doesn’t get flexed out.