J.K. Dobbins, a running back with the Baltimore Ravens, will once again be sidelined.
Dobbins is having scar tissue from his prior ACL surgery removed during knee surgery, according to a source cited by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport on Friday. Dobbins will be out for four to six weeks because of his tight knee.
The news was initially reported by ESPN.
Due to an ACL tear sustained in the preseason, Dobbins was sidelined the entire previous season. Before making a comeback in Week 3, he missed the first two weeks of the season.
Dobbins hasn’t displayed the same pre-injury burst, like many backs have in the year following an ACL tear.
On 35 attempts, he has averaged just 3.5 yards per carry, with a long run of 17 yards in four games.
The Ravens’ backfield will rely on Kenyan Drake, who excelled in Week 6, and Justice Hill without Dobbins. Gus Edwards could play on Sunday if he is medically cleared, but head coach John Harbaugh has not made a decision on that matter.
After missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday, Andrews made a limited comeback on Friday. Despite the dubious title, Andrews informed reporters, “I feel fantastic in my body. I’m all set to go “based on ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.
After a week of scant practice sessions, the top wide receiver Rashod Bateman (foot) was also listed as questionable.
Additionally listed as questionable are outside linebacker Justin Houston (groin), center Ben Cleveland (foot), tackle Morgan Moses (heel), cornerback Marcus Peters (quad), and fullback Patrick Ricard (knee).
After two full sessions, quarterback Lamar Jackson, who is suffering with a hip injury and was limited on Wednesday, was not designated and will start.