Ravens Tackle to Miss Week 12

The Baltimore Ravens may have avoided a tragic and severe injury to their left tackle Ronnie Stanley, but they're not completely out of the woods. Head coach John Harbaugh revealed at his Friday press conference that the one-time Pro Bowler will likely miss Week 12's matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Stanley hobbled off the field with an ankle injury in the Ravens' Week 11 13-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. Initially, the injury looked severe enough to cast doubt over his availability for the remainder of the season. Stanley's troublesome ankle has cost him four games this year and 30 total appearances since 2020.

That Stanley has avoided injured reserve should come as a huge relief to the Ravens. At 7-3, they're well-positioned for a playoff run, and Stanley will still have every chance to contribute. When available, he remains an effective blocker at the offensive line's premier position. He sports a 73.9 overall grade from Pro Football Focus for his efforts this year.

Stanley joined the Ravens as their sixth overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. He ascended to superstardom in his fourth year, earning an All-Pro for the Ravens in their spectacular 2019 season. He earned a massive five-year, $98.75 million deal for his play, but injuries quickly became an issue shortly after. Since signing the deal in October 2020, he has played a mere eight games.
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