Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson left Saturday night’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game vs the Buffalo Bills, and has been placed in concussion protocol. The Ravens have announced that he has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the game.
QB Lamar Jackson has been ruled out for the rest of the game.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 17, 2021
On the final play of the third quarter, Jackson hit his head hard on the turf. He was down on the ground for a while, before jogging to the locker room.
The hit and fall to the turf sent Lamar Jackson into concussion protocol. It rough way for the season to possibly end for him and the Baltimore Ravens. pic.twitter.com/XyG8XXBEpx
— The GIF Guy (@IHaveFourBalls) January 17, 2021
Lamar Jackson is heading to the locker room after an apparent injury. pic.twitter.com/S2NGPGCUDg
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 17, 2021
Jackson was replaced by rookie quarterback Tyler Huntley.
Jackson’s exit capped off a brutal final minute of the third quarter for the Ravens, which included Buffalo’s Taron Johnson intercepting a Jackson goal-line pass for a 101-yard pick-six. It went from the Ravens having a chance to tie the game, to the Ravens trailing by two touchdowns and losing their starting quarterback, all within a minute.
— NFL (@NFL) January 17, 2021
But concussions are a very serious matter, of course, and Jackson’s well-being is the main concern now. Hopefully this won’t be a long-term issue for the 2019 NFL MVP.
As for the Bills, they’re looking in good shape to reach their first AFC Championship Game in 27 years.