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Ravens TE Mark Andrews expected to play in AFC Championship

The Baltimore Ravens will get a major player back this week for the AFC Championship against the Kansas City Chiefs.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, tight end Mark Andrews is expected to play for the Ravens this Sunday.

The Pro Bowl tight end has been on injured reserve with a cracked fibula since Baltimore’s Week 11 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Andrews left the game on the team’s opening drive with what was initially feared to be a season-ending injury following a hip-drop tackle by Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson.

The Ravens’ offense did not falter without Andrews as the unit may have in past seasons, primarily due to a much-improved group of wide receivers and the emergence of second-year tight end Isaiah Likely as a pivotal playmaker in the passing game.

How much Andrews will play this Sunday is unknown.

Still, offensive coordinator Todd Monken and quarterback Lamar Jackson must find a way to effectively reinstate him into the passing game while continuing to feature Likely.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire