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Joe Flacco likely to be ready for 2016

Joe Flacco likely to be ready for 2016

The Ravens knew fewer than 15 minutes after Sunday's 16-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams that quarterback Joe Flacco's season was over. A magnetic resonance imaging test taken Monday on Flacco's left knee confirmed the initial diagnosis: a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a torn medial collateral ligament.

For the first time since he became Ravens coach in 2008, John Harbaugh started preparation for a game with the knowledge that someone other than Flacco — in this case, 12th-year player Matt Schaub — will take the offensive snaps on Monday night against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Harbaugh, however, was optimistic that Flacco will be ready to return in...