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Reports: J.K. Dobbins Suffered Torn ACL in Preseason Finale

RB J.K. Dobbins
RB J.K. Dobbins

Second-year running back J.K. Dobbins suffered a knee injury on the Ravens' first drive of Saturday's third preseason game in Washington and did not return.

Head Coach John Harbaugh did not have an update on Dobbins' status after the game, saying he would get tested on Sunday during the team's day off.

On Sunday, multiple reports stated that the MRI revealed a torn ACL for Baltimore's budding second-year star.

Dobbins was tackled on a screen pass and immediately grabbed for his left knee. Washington cornerback Jimmy Moreland hit Dobbins in the knee with his shoulder as he was sandwiched from behind by linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk. Dobbins was helped off the field by trainers and was eventually carted to the locker room.

"That's my guy. It felt bad at first," linebacker Patrick Queen said. "I was hoping for nothing, but I know he's going to be fine regardless of what happens, whatever it may be, whatever the outcome is. Just prayers out to him for sure."

"That one hurts, bro," wide receiver James Proche II said. "Just because you know how much work he puts in, the type of guy he is, like real solid. And he loves the game, man. Any time the game is taken away from a dude like that, you really feel for him."

There has been a lot of excitement about Dobbins' sophomore season after he led all NFL running backs with 6.0 yards per carry as a rookie. He was taking over as Baltimore's lead back in a run-heavy scheme and looked primed to take on a bigger role in the passing game.

Dobbins ripped off a 10-yard run on the Ravens' first play of Saturday night's game and had a 5-yard run three plays later.

If the reports are accurate, it would push Gus Edwards into the lead role. Ty'Son Williams, Justice Hill and undrafted rookie Nate McCrary have been competing for the third running back spot.

"Hopefully we don't miss [Dobbins]. That's a tremendous back," Lamar Jackson said. "We have Gus, we have Ty (Williams). But hopefully he's good."

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