BREAKING: Lamar Jackson Ruled Out Of Chicago Bears Clash

Published 11/21/2021, 2:56 PM EST
Nov 7, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws in over time against the Minnesota Vikings at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


The Baltimore Ravens had a fiery start to their 2021 NFL campaign winning 5 games on the trot. Unfortunately, ever since their peak, it looks like Lamar Jackson’s side has fallen off a cliff. In the last three matches, they have won only once and overall; they have a 6-3 record.

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If the saying “When it rains, it pours”, needed an example, the Ravens’ current condition will be apt. Not only they are performing poorly on the field, off field misery has also been piling up on them. It looks like there is a huge unexpected injury crisis for the Baltimore Ravens.

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Lamar Jackson all set to miss Chicago Bears clash due to a non-COVID illness

Lamar Jackson missed practise this week due to a non-COVID illness. There have been reports of him suffering from a non COVID virus but it looks like the matter got serious. As on Saturday, he was demoted to questionable with the same ailment. Even though Jackson travelled to Chicago with the squad and tried to be prepared, it was eventually too much for him.

Reliable NFL insider Ian Rapoport was the first to break the news on Twitter. “Lamar Jackson is dealing with a virus so bad that he’s simply not himself. He flew to Chicago and tried to stay hydrated. But it was too much. He’s out,” he tweeted.

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Chicago Bears get a shot in the arm with Baltimore Ravens’ first choice quarterback’s absence

Jackson’s absence means that Tyler Huntley will start against the Bears at Soldier Field for the first time in his career. The news is a major setback for Baltimore, who will be without one of the league’s most explosive quarterbacks as they attempt to maintain their lead in the AFC North. Jackson contributes a lot to the Ravens offence and his absence has given a tremendous break to the Bears defence.

Nov 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) stiff arms Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jaelan Phillips (15) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

It will be interesting to see how the Baltimore Ravens adapt against the Bears as their entire system is based out of Lamar Jackson’s strength and weakness. Good luck Ravens!

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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