- The Washington Times - Sunday, August 29, 2021

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is feared to have suffered a season-ending knee injury in Saturday’s preseason finale against the Washington Football Team, according to multiple reports.

ESPN reported Sunday that Dobbins had an MRI that is expected to show he won’t be available for the season — a significant blow to Baltimore’s offense. Drafted in the second round last year, Dobbins was projected to be a starter following a strong finish to the 2020 season. As a rookie, the Ohio State product rushed for 805 yards on just 134 carries — good for 6 yards per carry.

Baltimore elected to play its starters Saturday at FedEx Field, given that quarterback Lamar Jackson had yet to make his preseason debut.

Dobbins was hurt in the first quarter in the Ravens’ 37-3 win, colliding with Washington linebacker Jordan Kunaszyk. The 22-year-old remained in the ground in pain before he was helped off to the sideline. He was later carted back to the locker room and ruled out for the remainder of the game. 



• Matthew Paras can be reached at mparas@washingtontimes.com.

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