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NFL World Reacts To The Lamar Jackson Injury News

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 12: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens stays down on the field after suffering an injury in the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

The Baltimore Ravens had an injury-filled 2021 season that resulted in the AFC North franchise missing the playoffs despite opening the year with Super Bowl expectations.

Baltimore's star quarterback, Lamar Jackson, was not immune from the injury bug.

The Ravens star quarterback was dealing with some kind of ankle injury for most of the second half of the season. Jackson had to miss some games, as the Ravens went with backup Tyler Huntley toward the end of the year.

On Monday, we learned what Jackson was really dealing with.

“I think early on, right away, you hope for the best with a bone bruise,” John Harbaugh said in his season-ending press conference on Monday. “Those things are really unpredictable. And there was a thought — and even with Lamar, Lamar felt he was going to be back. First week, he thought he had a chance. Second week, he assured me — he said, ‘I’ll be back, I’ll be back.’ He worked really hard at getting back. But it just didn’t really heal.”

Ravens fans are hopeful that Jackson will get back to full health soon, though many are surprised that he's still dealing with an ankle injury. "HE’S STILL HURT?????????" one fan said. "Surprised he didn't say he's day to day still," another fan joked. "A bone bruise that we didn’t know about until two weeks before the Super Bowl?" another fan wondered. Thankfully for the Ravens, Jackson is expected to start working out after the Super Bowl.

The Ravens will look to bounce back in a major way in 2022.