Ravens reserve quarterback Trace McSorley was placed on injured reserve Monday after injuring his knee in Monday night’s 47-42 win over the Cleveland Browns.
McSorley suffered a “minor” knee sprain, according to the NFL Network, and is considered week-to-week. But he’ll have to miss the final three weeks of the regular season, opening the door for undrafted rookie Tyler Huntley to be Lamar Jackson’s backup.
McSorley underwent an MRI on Tuesday, a day after after his left knee buckled on a run play with two minutes left against the Browns. His injury led to the return of Jackson, who’d sat out all of the fourth quarter while receiving treatment for arm and leg cramps.
McSorley finished 1-for-4 for 13 yards, his one completion a crucial first-down pass to wide receiver Willie Snead IV that had extended his second drive. Wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, who caught Jackson’s first pass after returning for a go-ahead 44-yard touchdown in the 47-42 win, also dropped a would-be first-down completion on McSorley’s first drive.
With backup Robert Griffin III (thigh) on injured reserve at least another week, the Ravens have just two healthy quarterbacks in their organization: Jackson and Huntley. The former Utah star will likely be activated from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
McSorley, a 2019 sixth-round pick who did not attempt a pass his rookie year, is 3-for-10 this season for 90 yards and a touchdown. He also has five carries for 17 yards.
Campbell up for award
Ravens defensive end Calais Campbell was named one of eight finalists for the NFL’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, given to an NFL player who demonstrates fair play, integrity and respect for the game.
Campbell, also the reigning Walter Payton Man of the Year, is a finalist for the third consecutive year. Former Ravens fullback Kyle Juszczyk, now with the San Francisco 49ers, is also in consideration for the award.
“You try to think about the man who is representing the organization, their teammates and also what they are doing on the football field — the impact they are having,” former NFL running back and award panelist Warrick Dunn said. “You want guys who display leadership, who go above and beyond, who think about their teammates before they think about themselves. It is always hard to narrow down the list of individuals for this award.”
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The winner of the award is determined by a vote of current NFL players. From the eight finalists, each team’s players will submit a consensus vote of their choice for the winner, though a team cannot vote for its own player.