Ravens Lose Flacco, Forsett to Season-Ending Injuries

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Joe Flacco (still via WBAL-TV)
Joe Flacco (still via WBAL-TV)

The Baltimore Ravens’ last-minute 16-13 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday was the definition of a Pyrrhic victory. The game saw quarterback Joe Flacco tear his ACL and running back Justin Forsett break his arm. Both of them are now out for the season.

The injury will cause the exceptionally durable Flacco to miss a regular-season game for the first time in his NFL career. If anything, the injury is a further testament to Flacco’s commitment. The 30-year-old (who said he “didn’t want to mess up the clock management”) stayed in the game for three plays after tearing his ACL, part of an offensive series that ended with Justin Tucker’s game-winning field goal.

Forsett broke his arm in two places in the first quarter of Sunday’s game. He will be replaced by Buck Allen for the remainder of the season. Matt Schaub, who had a less-than-stellar training camp performance, will come in for Flacco.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh gave Schaub his vote of confidence. “Matt Schaub¬†can play quarterback, and he’s going to come in, [and] he’s going to play very well,” he said.

 

 



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