Earlier this morning, Andrews left practice on a cart, and was given an IV, according to Ravens reporter Lindsey Ok. He then “collapsed,” and an ambulance went to treat him, per her tweet.
That is obviously a scary scene for the star tight end. Luckily, it doesn’t sound like the issue is major. Per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, he was dealing with cramps, and did not have to be hospitalized.
The Ravens are down in Spartanburg, S.C. at Wofford College for joint practices with the Carolina Panthers, where it is around 90 degrees and humid, making for a pretty uncomfortable day.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews, who was dealing with cramps, is being treated on site. He was not transported to the hospital.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 19, 2021
“Mark’s cramping. He had some pretty serious cramping going on,” John Harbaugh told the media after practice. “He’s gotta work through it. Humidity shot up and obviously he’s been working super hard. He’s gotta get that calmed down a little bit.”
Coach Harbaugh said that TE Mark Andrews dealt with cramping during today's practice. pic.twitter.com/IPntdxQnmG
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 19, 2021
Mark Andrews has been one of the Baltimore Ravens’ top pass-catching weapons since entering the league in 2018. He broke out in his second season, catching 64 passes for 852 yards and 10 touchdowns during Lamar Jackson’s MVP season. Last year, he went for 58/701/7.
Hopefully this isn’t a persistent issue for Andrews, who turns 26 a week before the season begins.
The Ravens play their second preseason game on Saturday against the Carolina Panthers. They open the regular season on Monday Night Football on Sept. 13, at the Las Vegas Raiders.