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Running back Justin Forsett #29 of the Baltimore Ravens is helped off of the field after an injury in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Running back Justin Forsett #29 of the Baltimore Ravens is helped off of the field after an injury in the first quarter against the St. Louis Rams at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

Justin Forsett's broken right arm, as gruesome as it was to watch the injury happen, shouldn't limit his long-term role with the Ravens.

The 2014 Pro Bowl running back appeared to be on his way to a great performance when St. Louis Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald threw him to the ground and caused his right arm to break from the impact during the first quarter of Sunday's 16-13 Ravens win over St. Louis.

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Forsett tweeted that he was having surgery Monday afternoon, and coach John Harbaugh said that while he hasn't been given a prognosis, he doesn't expect Forsett to miss more than this season.

"My assumption is that … bones heal pretty quickly, so I'm sure he'll be back in the offseason lifting weights and training," Harbaugh said. "I would expect Justin back next year full-speed, ready to go. He's under contract, and a big part of what we're doing going forward."

A season ago, Forsett emerged from being a training camp afterthought to rush for a league-high 5.4 yards per carry (235 carries for 1,266 yards) and make his first Pro Bowl. The Ravens rewarded him with a three-year, $9 million contract this offseason, though most of the guaranteed money comes in 2015.

This season, the Ravens have struggled to run the ball as well as they did last year, but Forsett remained a big part of the offense.

Forsett finishes the 2015 season with 151 carries for 641 yards and two touchdowns while catching 31 passes for 153 yards out of the backfield.

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