2 Key Baltimore Ravens Leave Preseason Game With Injuries

It's only Week 1 of the preseason, and the harsh, punishing reality of football is already settling in for the Baltimore Ravens. Quarterback Tyler Huntley and tight end Isaiah Likely both left Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles with injuries and did not return.

Huntley left the game following a hamstring tweak, but early reports have indicated it isn't a cause for concern. Likely suffered a big hit following a first down catch and was clearly shaken. He was escorted to the locker room by trainers but later returned to the sidelines. 

So far, it appears Huntley and Likely avoided major injury. The Ravens can thank their lucky stars catastrophe was averted; Huntley and Likely both have significant roles heading into the 2023 season. 

Huntley is one of the most important backup quarterbacks in the league. Miraculously, he was even a Pro Bowler in 2022. He has been called on to start eight games over the past two years in relief of starting quarterback Lamar Jackson. He has 1739 passing yards and 431 rushing yards over that span.

Meanwhile, Likely was pegged for increased snaps after a promising rookie season that included 373 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. The Ravens drafted him 139th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft after a prolific four years at Coastal Carolina in which he compiled 2050 receiving yards and 27 touchdowns.

The Ravens enter the 2023 season hoping to build on an early playoff exit following the 2022 season. They'll need good health to do it.

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