Quarterback Joe Flacco did not practice Wednesday, nor did he speak to the media as he continued undergoing rehab for his injured right hip. Flacco was not active for Sunday’s victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, as Lamar Jackson made his first NFL start and Robert Griffin III dressed as the No. 2 quarterback.
Head Coach John Harbaugh said recently it would be difficult for Flacco to return for this weekend’s game against the Oakland Raiders.
“Yes, it will be tough for him this week coming up,” Harbaugh said following Sunday’s game.
Flacco has only missed seven games during his 11-year career. He suffered his injury in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
LT Ronnie Stanley Practices Through Pain of Ankle Injury
Harbaugh praised left tackle Ronnie Stanley for playing well Sunday despite the pain of an ankle injury. Stanley left the game on several occasions, only to return. He was back at practice Wednesday, determined to stay in the lineup at a crucial juncture of the season.
“It definitely hasn’t been easy,” Stanley said. “I’ve definitely been thinking about what could happen. If you can play, play for your team and give it all you have. That’s what I’m going to continue to do. Do whatever you can to help your team win.”
RT James Hurst, CB Tavon Young, DB Anthony Levine Sr. Not Practicing
James Hurst (back) has missed four straight games and continued to be absent from practice. Orlando Brown Jr. has started every game at right tackle since Hurst’s departure and has played well.
Slot cornerback Tavon Young was not at practice, nor was defensive back/linebacker Anthony Levine.
Outside linebacker Tim Williams (ankle) practiced on a limited basis. He has missed the past two games.