Flacco tears knee ligaments, season over
BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will miss the remainder of the season after tearing ligaments in his left knee.
The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 16-13 win over the St. Louis Rams. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Flacco ”tore at his ACL and I think, his MCL as well.” Flacco was wearing a brace on his left knee after the game.
Flacco has never missed a game since starting the season opener in 2008. His run of 122 straight starts will end next week.
He played the final series Sunday despite being injured and moved the offense to set up the winning field goal by Justin Tucker. Flacco went 27 for 44 for 299 yards.
The Ravens also lost running back Justin Forsett, who broke his right arm.
Forsett was stopped for a 5-yard loss on a first-and-10 from the St. Louis 41. The tackle was made by defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who drove Forsett into the turf. After being tended to by team medical personnel for a few minutes, Forsett was helped off the field. He had four carries for 26 yards.
In the second quarter, Rams guard Andrew Donnal hurt one of his knees and had to be helped from the field. He was later ruled out for the game.
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