Ravens QB Lamar Jackson misses practice due to reported illness ahead of game vs. Rams

If Lamar Jackson can’t go on Sunday, the Ravens will likely turn to Tyler Huntley

The Baltimore Ravens could be without Lamar Jackson on Sunday.

Jackson missed at least part of practice Thursday due to an illness, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Details about the illness are scarce, so it’s unclear how severe it is or if Jackson will miss any time. He was not on the team's injury report before Thursday.

If it is significant, it’s fair to question if Jackson will be ready for the team's game Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. If Jackson is sidelined, the Ravens will likely turn to backup Tyler Huntley.

Jackson has thrown for 2,618 yards and 13 touchdowns with five interceptions so far this season, his sixth with the Ravens. The 26-year-old has 574 rushing yards and five touchdowns on the ground, too.

Lamar Jackson has missed several late-season practices due to various illnesses in recent years.
Lamar Jackson has missed several late-season practices due to various illnesses in recent years. (Kiyoshi Mio/USA Today)

Jackson has missed a number of late-season practices due to illnesses in recent years, so Thursday’s incident is far from unusual for the South Florida native. This marks at least the seventh time since the start of the 2021 season that Jackson has been sidelined due to an illness in the regular season, according to ESPN. He missed a game in 2021 due to sickness, too. He played in just 12 games each of the past two seasons due to leg injuries.

The Ravens enter Sunday’s game at M&T Bank Stadium with a 9-3 record, which is tied for the best in the AFC. Jackson went 18-of-32 for 177 yards and threw a touchdown in last week’s 20-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

The Rams are 6-6 after Sunday’s win over the Cleveland Browns, which marked their third straight victory.

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