JK Dobbins injury: Ravens RB leaves preseason final with left knee injury


Ravens running back JK Dobbins left Saturday’s preseason final against Washington after injuring his left knee midway through the first quarter. The Crows announcement soon after he left that he would not return.

The injury occurred when Dobbins caught a screen pass from Lamar Jackson and was tackled by Washington linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk. He was left on the ground after the play was over and needed medical treatment. He was eventually helped off the field transported to the locker room.

Dobbins was a second-round pick for Baltimore last year and has enjoyed a successful rookie campaign. He played 15 games and ran for 805 yards and nine touchdowns, the highest score among the Ravens’ running backs. Dobbins was also Jackson’s most targeted wide receiver in the backfield, with 18 catches for 120 yards.

If Dobbins were to miss an extended time, Gus Edwards would likely take on the role of lead running back. Edwards, 26, totaled 2,152 yards and 10 touchdowns in three NFL seasons, all with the Ravens. He has totaled between 711 and 723 rushing yards each year and hasn’t missed a game in the past two seasons.

The Ravens led the NFL on rushing last season, averaging 191.9 yards per game, more than 20 yards more than the top team.

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