J.K. Dobbins, a running back with the Baltimore Ravens, has had a difficult time making a full recovery from a serious knee injury.
Adam Schefter Has Been Told by Reliable Sources
According to sources who spoke with Adam Schefter of ESPN on Friday, Dobbins, the top running back for the Ravens, is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee the following week.
Following the procedure, he will be out of action for four to six weeks. After sitting out the second half of Sunday’s defeat to the New York Giants 24-20, the running back did not participate in any practices during the whole week.
Kenyan Drake, who became the first Baltimore running back to create 100 rushing yards this season, and a developing backfield will be the primary sources of production for the Ravens (3-3), who will depend on them for at least the next month.
After missing the previous two games with a hamstring injury, running back Justice Hill will make his return for the game against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Hill now leads all Ravens running backs with an average of 6.6 yards gained per carrying.
After two weeks of practice, Gus Edwards has earned a spot on the active roster and might be removed from the physically-unable-to-perform list.
In a statement made earlier this week, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh referred to Drake by saying, “Once you get him started and moving downhill, he’s incredibly successful.” “He has a little bit of speed and a little bit of explosiveness.”
Who Played Last Season
Dobbins, who spent the whole of the previous season on the sidelines after damaging his knee in the last game of the preseason, has been dealt yet another difficult blow.
He claimed that he had torn his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), left lateral collateral ligament (LCL), meniscus, and hamstring.
Dobbins returned for the third game of the season with a reduced snap count, and it did not seem like he was at full strength after missing the first two games of the season. In four games, he carried the ball 35 times for a total of 123 yards.
Dobbins said it was “extremely hard” not to play for the team during the fourth quarter of the 19-17 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals on October 9. He made the statement last week. After injuring his knee on Sunday against the Giants, he sat out the whole second half of the game.
Earlier this week, Harbaugh was quoted as saying, “J.K.’s knee tightened up on him.” “In the second half, he just did not have the same sensation of explosiveness that he had in the first. I have a sneaking suspicion that he may have stumbled into it at some time.”
Dobbins was selected by the Ravens in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He had an instant impact on the team, leading all NFL running backs in rushing average (6.0 yards per carry), and establishing a Ravens rookie record for touchdowns with nine. Running backs for the Baltimore Ravens have accumulated a total of 458 rushing yards so far this season, which places them 25th in the NFL.