An MRI on Sunday confirmed that Baltimore Ravens’ second year running back J.K. Dobbins has torn his ACL and will be out for the season. This is devastating news for a young running back who was expected to be thrust into a much larger role this season with the Ravens. The goal now is to focus on recovery and getting ready to start the season in 2022. With this injury to Dobbins, backup running back Gus Edwards is expected to be the Ravens starter moving forward.
An MRI today confirmed that Ravens’ RB J.K. Dobbins, one of the top young running backs in the game, suffered a season-ending torn ACL, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2021
The preseason isn’t over yet, and three promising young running backs are already out for the year:
??Rams RB Cam Akers (Achilles)
??Jaguars RB Travis Etienne (foot)
??Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins (ACL)
Major bummer for all.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 29, 2021
Dobbins showed promise last year in a role largely playing behind Mark Ingram. The hope was with a larger role he would compliment quarterback Lamar Jackson well in the backfield. This plan will be on hold for the year while J.K. Dobbins recovers from this torn ACL injury. The good news for Baltimore is Gus Edwards also showed some promise last year behind Ingram and Dobbins. It is still possible the Ravens make some type of move to provide more support to the running back core.
J.K. Dobbins broke a big one ?pic.twitter.com/q2YZ32LND4
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) January 3, 2021
Hopefully, Dobbins will be able to recover over the next few months and be ready for next year’s offseason. The hope is he will be able to bounce back and reach his full potential. We here at Def Pen Sports wish him the best in his recovery.