Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, citing several sources, reports that Ravens QB Joe Flacco is dealing with a hip injury that puts his status for next Sunday’s game against the Bengals in question. However, the severity of Flacco’s injury is unclear at this time.
Jason La Canfora confirms that Flacco is dealing with a hip injury that could require surgery or prolonged rest. La Canfora admits that it’s still possible Flacco could play through the issue, but he’s currently seeking medical opinions.
If Flacco is unable to suit up next week, the Ravens would start rookie Lamar Jackson in his place.
According to La Canfora, Flacco and the Ravens will know more about the totality of the situation next week, but Baltimore would like to see more from Jackson and he says that things likely pointing in that direction.
Flacco, 33, is a former first-round pick of the Ravens back in 2008. He’s currently in the third year of a six-year, $125 million contract that contained $44 million guaranteed. He is set to make a base salary of $12 million this season to go along with another $18.5 million (2019), $20.25 (2020) million, $24.25 million (2021).
In 2018, Flacco has appeared in nine games and completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,465 yards to go along with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions for the Ravens. He has also rushed for 45 yards.
We’ll have more regarding Flacco as the news is available.