Bowser had to be helped off the field in the fourth inning of the Ravens’ Week 18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, which ended Baltimore’s hopes of a fourth straight post-season. The fifth-year substitute still scored six tackles, including a second-team’s highest goal for a loss, before leaving the game.
Bowser has been one of Baltimore’s most consistent defenders this season, starting all but one game he missed due to being placed on the Subs/COVID-19 roster. His 7.0 sack leads the team, and his 40 pressure is second only to rookie Odafe Oweh, per Pro Football Focus. Bowser also won 74.4 points in overall defense from PFF this season, the third-best record of any Raven defender with more than three appearances this season.
If the upcoming tests confirm Raven’s initial fears, Bowser will join a long list of Ravens with major injuries this season, including the full-back. Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters, safe DeShon Elliott and Ar’Darius Washington, run backwards JK Dobbins, Justice Hill and Gus Edwards, solved on the left Ronnie Stanley and inside the linebacker Fort LJ.
Bowser’s injury could affect 2022
An Achilles tear will almost certainly affect Bowser’s readiness for Week 1 of the 2022 season. A 2017 study found that the average recovery time for an Achilles tendon rupture is nine months, so Bowser is unlikely to return before September.
The Ravens have seen one outside full-back recover from such an injury in just over five months: Terrell Suggs, who tore his Achilles in April 2012 and came out in October of the same year. , by Bobby Esbrandt of SB Nation.
More recently, the Los Angeles Rams re-run Cam Akers recovered quickly from his Achilles tear in July 2021, per Around The NFL’s Nick Shook, made his season debut on January 9 against the San Francisco 49ers.
Circumstances like these may give Crow hope that Bowser might be ready to play in Week 1 of next season, but it’s unlikely Baltimore is in a hurry to bounce back from so many injuries this year.
However, Bowser’s injury could push the competitor up the Ravens’ priority list for the 2022 season. The team could pursue a new contract with veteran outside defender Justin Houston, is one of two Raven defenders to have a higher PFF than Bowser this season. He also played a big role in Bowser and Oweh .’s development, as well as filling leadership roles in Baltimore’s locker room.
Raven Offense Sputters vs Steelers
Star defender Lamar Jackson also missed the Baltimore regular season finale compared to the Steelers, his fifth consecutive absence follows injured his ankle on December 12 in Cleveland. His presence was significantly missed in a Ravens foul, leading 3-14 in third and failing to score in two chances in the red area for the second consecutive week.
Despite the encouraging performances earlier in the seasonRavens backup quarterback Tyler Huntley struggled on January 9, completing 16 of his 31 attempts for just 141 yards, averaging 4.5 yards per attempt. He also threw two interceptions, including this time in the late zone with rookie rookie Rashod Bateman’s wide receiver wide open on the left, according to The Baltimore Sun’s Jonas Shaffer.
Baltimore’s ground attack caused offensive behavior for most of the game, even as Devonta Freeman was unable to return to the game after sustaining a rib injury.
Veterans run back to Latavius Murray ran 150 yards on 16 runs with an average of 9.4 yards per carry, including this score of 46 yards as Raven’s longest touchdown of the season.
But Murray’s efforts were not enough, as Raven struggled to move the ball on one of their last two shots and Steelers striker Chris Boswell shot on goal 36m to win extra time. .
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