NFL Rumors: Baltimore Ravens All-Pro Tight End Mark Andrews Likely Done for the Year

Thursday Night Football's showdown between the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals turned out to be a costly one for the AFC North rivals. Ravens All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews suffered a serious ankle injury that head coach John Harbaugh said is expected to be season-ending.

Andrews suffered his injury on a tackle from Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson on the game's opening possession. Wilson rolled over Andrews' ankle while bringing him down after a nine-yard catch-and-run near the Bengal's goal line. Andrews was promptly helped off the field and declared out.

Andrews' exit was the first of three notable injuries on the night. In the second quarter, Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow suffered a wrist injury that forced him out of the game. In the fourth quarter, Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham exacerbated a shoulder injury and was sent to the locker room. Harbaugh later noted that Beckham "doesn't look too bad."

The loss of Andrews is a devastating turn of events for a Ravens team that's pegged as a championship contender in the AFC. The three-time Pro Bowler has hauled in a team-best 513 receptions for 4305 yards and 37 touchdowns since 2019, quarterback Lamar Jackson's breakout season.

In Andrews' absence, the Ravens will be forced to lean more heavily on rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers, who leads the team with 588 receiving yards this season, and second-year tight end Isaiah Likely, who has nabbed a disappointing nine receptions for 89 yards after piling up 36 receptions for 373 yards as a rookie.

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