Near the end of the first quarter Sunday, Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley stayed down and required a cart to take him off the field following a left ankle injury. He had an air cast on his leg.
It appeared as if T.J. Watt landed on the back of Stanley’s leg on a play that resulted in a Lamar Jackson sack.
He will not return and is out for the rest of the game.
Stanley, one of the best offensive linemen in the league, just signed a new five-year contract extension on Friday. Before Stanley could make his way off the field on a cart, his teammates gathered around him. Defensive end Calais Campbell gave him a hug and coach John Harbaugh patted his chest.
The 26-year-old Stanley was Baltimore’s first-round pick in 2016. He’s an All-Pro tackle, and he earned Pro Football Focus’ Best Pass-Blocker award in 2019, having allowed just six quarterback pressures.
Earlier in the game, Tyre Phillips left with an ankle injury, and the team said his return is questionable. Without Phillips and Stanley, Orlando Brown took over at left tackle and D.J. Fluker slotted in at right tackle.