Ravens activate TE Mark Andrews from injured reserve ahead of AFC Championship

The Baltimore Ravens are getting one of their best players back in time for the most crucial game of their season this Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Ravens have activated tight end Mark Andrews from injured reserve with the expectation that he will play against the Chiefs this Sunday.

The All-Pro tight end has been out of the starting lineup since suffering a cracked fibula against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11. Second-year tight end Isaiah Likely has stepped up as one of the focal playmakers of Baltimore’s offense in Andrews’ absence. Getting both on the field together now would be quite challenging for opposing defenses to prepare for.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was asked earlier this week what it would mean if Andrews could return for Sunday’s game.

It would mean a lot,” Jackson said. “That’s my – like I said – bread and butter, big bro, and it would definitely mean a lot … the type of caliber player he is, and what he brings to the table for us, it would definitely mean a lot for us.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire