The Baltimore Ravens announced on Monday that running back J.K. Dobbins has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.
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MARYLAND’S OWINGS MILLS — An MRI conducted Sunday revealed that Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins has a season-ending ruptured ACL in his left knee, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Dobbins was carried off the field during the Ravens’ 37-3 thrashing of Washington at FedEx Field after hurting his knee on the first drive. Dobbins, a second-round selection a year ago, was in his debut season as Baltimore’s starting running back.
Gus Edwards and Ty’Son Williams are the Ravens’ top two running backs if Dobbins is sidelined for the season. Edwards has been one of the league’s most underappreciated backups, averaging 5.2 yards per rush over the last three seasons (third best among running backs). Williams, who went undrafted out of BYU last year, has impressed the Ravens with his tough running style this summer, rushing for 131 yards on 24 attempts (5.5-yard average).
Edwards, who signed a two-year, $10 million contract this summer and has proven he can be a starting running back when called upon, has earned the Ravens’ trust. Edwards took over as the Ravens’ starting running back halfway through the season in 2018, and he helped the team reach the playoffs. In the last six games of the season, he averaged 93.4 yards running and two touchdowns.
Because of the structure in place around quarterback Lamar Jackson, who earned a team-leading 2,211 yards rushing combined in 2019 and 2020, the Ravens have boasted the NFL’s top-ranked running offense for the last two seasons. Three running backs have accumulated over 800 yards in that time: Edwards, Dobbins, and Mark Ingram.
The Ravens looked at bringing in an experienced running back for depth this summer. Todd Gurley II, a free agent, visited the Ravens in June but did not sign a deal. Gurley’s knee problems make it unclear if he’ll be able to play a complete season.
Gurley was among many who wished Dobbins well on social media after his injury.
What are you talking about, Dobbins? I’m hoping for a speedy recovery and that everything goes well.
August 28, 2021 — Todd Gurley II (@TG3II)
Dobbins, 22, was expected to have a breakthrough year in 2021. According to ESPN Stats & Information research, he averaged 6.0 yards per carry last season, the second-highest mark for a rookie running back in the last 20 seasons. Only Alvin Kamara (6.1) of the New Orleans Saints had a better rookie average.
The injury to Dobbins was the latest blow in a difficult summer for Baltimore. Baltimore’s top three wide receivers have missed a significant portion of training camp due to injury, and the team’s projected starting offensive line did not practice together for the first time until last week. Rashod Bateman, a first-round selection, had groin surgery on Aug. 13 and is expected to miss the start of the regular season.
After Saturday’s game, Ravens wide receiver James Proche said of Dobbins, “That one stings, bro, because you know how much effort he put in [and] the kind of person he is.” “He loves the sport. You truly feel for him when the game is taken away from him like that.”
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