The Baltimore Ravens got a big win in Week 1, but it cost them a lot.
Star running back J.K. Dobbins tore his Achilles and will be out for the season, and this isn’t the first time he has suffered a major injury.
That’s why some of his teammates were extra motivated to get the job done when they faced off vs. the Cincinnati Bengals, as if facing a divisional rival wasn’t motivation enough.
With that in mind, star linebacker Patrick Queen had a heartwarming gesture, dedicating the win to No. 27, his injured teammate.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 17, 2023
Queen had already been quite emotional when talking about his injured teammate, reportedly holding back tears soon after finding out about his injury.
The Ohio State product — who was projected to be atop of the running back rotation — suffered the injury five minutes into the second half of the season.
Texans safety M.J. Stewart tackled him a couple of yards shy of the end zone, and he limped off the field and was eventually helped to the locker room by some trainers.
Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are now expected to handle most of the workload at running back without Dobbins, an explosive but injury-prone running back since he entered the league.
This will be his second season-ending injury in the past three years, which obviously puts his future in the league in serious jeopardy.
The running back market was tough as it is already, and he’s set to become a free agent at the end of the season.
Given his history of injuries, it’s hard to see a team making a big investment in him.
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