Ravens’ Depth Takes a Hit
The Baltimore Ravens’ running back corps suffered a significant blow as Keaton Mitchell, the former East Carolina standout, sustained a serious knee injury during their recent game. Mitchell had to be helped off the field by the training staff and was taken to the locker room on a cart.
No Return This Season
Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed the severity of Mitchell’s injury, stating that it is highly unlikely for him to return to the field for the remainder of the season. This news comes as a major setback for the team, impacting their depth at the running back position.
Promising Performances and National Spotlight
Mitchell made a name for himself when he ran for an impressive 138 yards on just nine carries in the Ravens’ dominant 37-3 victory earlier this season. Following that standout performance, Mitchell started receiving more playing time and showcased his skills once again, scoring a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in a close 33-31 loss.
In his last two games, Mitchell rushed for over 50 yards each, further solidifying his spot in the Ravens’ offensive strategy.
A Premature End to a Promising Season
Unfortunately, Mitchell’s season came to an abrupt halt after accumulating 73 rushing yards in the game he was injured. The Ravens were leading 20-7 at the time.
Despite the setback, the Ravens managed to secure a 23-7 victory in the game.