An MRI on Ravens tight end Mark Andrews’ lower left leg revealed a cracked fibula and ankle ligament damage, NFL Network reported Friday.
Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said he expects the veteran All-Pro to miss the rest of the season with the injuries sustained early in Thursday night’s 34-20 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Andrews, 28, will consult with Dr. Robert Anderson next week in Charlotte, N.C., to gain more information, per the report.
Andrews was injured on Baltimore’s opening drive when he was tackled awkwardly by Logan Wilson at the Cincinnati 4. He was tended to for several minutes on the field before slowly making his way to the medical tent.
The Ravens ruled him out for the night soon after.
Andrews had two catches for 23 yards before his exit. The sixth-year pro, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, leads Baltimore with six receiving touchdowns this season and has 45 catches for 544 yards in 10 games.
His 40 career touchdown receptions are one shy of the franchise record set by fellow tight end Todd Heap from 2001-10.
A third-round pick out of Oklahoma in 2018, Andrews has 381 receptions for 4,857 yards in 87 games (42 starts). He made the Pro Bowl in 2019, 2021 and 2022 and was first-team All-Pro in 2021 with 107 catches for 1,361 yards and nine touchdowns.
Isaiah Likely, a fourth-round pick in 2022, has just nine catches this season but is expected to see a larger workload in Andrews’ absence.
“It means every game from this point on is for Mark in my eyes,” Likely said, per ESPN. “Every snap I’m going to take for the rest of the season is going to be for No. 89.”
The Ravens (8-3) visit the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 12 and have a bye in Week 13.
“It’s going to take everybody,” Harbaugh said of replacing Andrews. “It’s going to take a team to do it and our guys will be up for the challenge and up for the task, but those receivers are obviously going to be a big part of that.”
–Field Level Media
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