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John Harbaugh Has Telling Update On Lamar Jackson After Missed Practice

John Harbaugh and Lamar Jackson shake hands during Baltimore Ravens game.

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 13: Head coach John Harbaugh interacts with Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens prior to playing against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on October 13, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Dan Kubus/Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens fans were likely very surprised on Friday to learn that star quarterback Lamar Jackson did not practice today. But head coach John Harbaugh is ready to put their minds at ease.

Speaking to the media on Friday, Harbaugh explained that Jackson's absence was simply the result of an illness. He asserted that Jackson will be fit to play in Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Jackson has yet to miss a game this season. He's 6-3 as a starter and has bounced back nicely from last year's comparatively lackluster season.

The Ravens currently hold the lead in the AFC North and would love to keep it that way with a win over the Panthers this weekend. Jackson is basically the wheel that keeps the entire offense turning.

On top of being their quarterback, Lamar Jackson is also the Ravens' leading rusher - and has been for several years now. He's broken records for his running, almost literally carrying the team on his back to a 43-15 record since 2018.

Jackson is on pace for his third season with over 1,000 rushing yards and is currently averaging a whopping 7.4 yards per carry.

Suffice it to say, the Ravens cannot afford to go even a single game without him. 

Will Jackson be at 100-percent for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers?