Baltimore Ravens in 'wait and see' mode with QB Lamar Jackson, who's dealing with a sore back

OWINGS MILLS (Md. Before Thursday's practice, Greg Roman, the offensive coordinator for Baltimore Ravens, stated that Lamar Jackson, the Ravens' quarterback is experiencing a "little back flare-up".
Roman stated, "I don’t believe it’s anything serious." "But we'll just have to wait and see. He'll be in great shape, I believe. We'll see.

Roman declined to confirm whether Jackson would be back on Thursday after he was diagnosed with a sore lower back.

In his four-year NFL tenure, Jackson has not missed a single game due to injury. He didn't participate in the 2019 season finale, when the Ravens had already won the No. He was the No. 1 seed in AFC and Week 12 in Pittsburgh last season (after he tested positive for COVID-19).

Jackson was subject to some serious hits and was sacked four times during Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions (19-17). Jackson appears to have been more aggressive with tacklers this season and has been hit 44 times in three games, five more than any other quarterback.

Jackson, Baltimore's leading rushing threat with 251 yards, has lost running backs J.K. Dobbins (running back) and Gus Edwards (running back). Jackson spoke for eight minutes with reporters Wednesday, and appeared to be fine.

Jackson missed practice for the second consecutive week. Jackson was out of practice last Thursday due to illness. Jackson beat the Lions and joined Kurt Warner, Dan Marino, and Patrick Mahomes as the only NFL quarterbacks to have won 32 games in their first 40 career starts.

Roman stated, "We want him and everyone out for every practice." We adjust when they aren't. We've been in the system for three years. It's a little different for Lamar than for a guy just getting here."