A short week has made this a challenging week for injured players heading into Thursday night's game against the New York Jets.
Starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley (concussion) is doubtful and in danger of missing his first game of the season after not participating in Wednesday's practice. Stanley is playing at a Pro Bowl level and quarterback Lamar Jackson has never started a game without Stanley protecting the blindside. If Stanley doesn't play, veteran James Hurst is expected to make his first start of the season at left tackle.
The Ravens hope to have tight end Mark Andrews (knee) in the lineup, but he is questionable after being a limited participant Wednesday. Andrews is Jackson's No. 1 target, leading the team in receptions (54), receiving yards (707) and touchdown catches (seven). If Andrews cannot play, Nick Boyle and Hayden Hurst will be available to share the tight end reps. Boyle and Hurst have also played well this season, and both caught touchdown passes Sunday after Andrews left the game.
Inside linebacker Chris Board (concussion), who plays primarily on special teams, has been ruled out with his second concussion this season. Board suffered his latest injury during the Bills game.
Three players in addition to Andrews are listed as questionable – Jackson (quad), safety Anthony Levine Sr. (ankle) and defensive lineman Jihad Ward (elbow). However, Jackson said Tuesday that he would play against the Jets and he was a full participant Wednesday. Ward was also a full participant, while Levine was limited.
Jamal Adams, Quinnen Williams Both Doubtful for Jets
The Jets are dealing with multiple injuries and could be without two key starters on defense who are doubtful - safety Jamal Adams (ankle) and tackle Quinnen Williams (neck). Not having Adams would be a serious blow to the Jets defense. The sixth overall pick in 2017, Adams is one of the NFL's best players at his position and made the Pro Bowl in 2018.
Williams, the third overall pick in this year's draft, is having a solid rookie campaign with 24 tackles, anchoring a defense that has been strong against the run.
Four players have been ruled out for New York – starting tight end Ryan Griffin (ankle), starting right tackle Chuma Edoga (knee), cornerback Brian Poole (concussion) and running back Bilal Powell (ankle/illness).
In addition to Adams and Williams, two other Jets are doubtful – starting wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hamstring/knee) and cornerback Arthur Maulet (calf).
Six Jets are questionable – defensive linemen Henry Anderson (shoulder), Steve McClendon (knee/hip) and Nathan Sheperd (ankle); offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum (ankles); safety Matthias Farley (ankle) and running back Ty Montgomery (foot/hip).
Running back Le'Veon Bell (illness) was a full participant Wednesday and is expected to play.