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Ravens’ Lamar Jackson Facing ‘Uphill Battle’ to Play Against Bengals

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As the Baltimore Ravens prepare for their upcoming playoff tilt with the Cincinnati Bengals, the status of Ravens signal caller Lamar Jackson has dominated the headlines as Baltimore hopes he can be back under center for the critical game.

According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Jackson continues to face an “uphill battle” as he fights through an injury in his posterior cruciate ligament in the hopes that he can take the filed this weekend.

“Not looking good for Lamar Jackson,” Rapoport said on Wednesday morning. “Which is, I would say, a little bit of a surprise. December 4th was the last time he played, battling a PCL sprain.

“There were so many people involved who thought ‘if Lamar is not going to play for the regular season, surely he will be ready for the playoffs.’ My understanding, and this is something sources have said over the course of the past 24 hours, is that Lamar Jackson faces an ‘uphill battle’ to be able to get out on the field in the playoffs against the Cincinnati Bengals. He is working, he is trying, he is rehabbing. But he is just not quite right.”

The Ravens have been tight lipped about Jackson’s status, with Rapopoart saying that things have been “shrouded in some secrecy” before adding that he would be surprised if Jackson practiced on Wednesday.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.

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