NFL: Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco battling hip injury
Flacco was injured on the first series of Baltimore's 23-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9, the Ravens' third consecutive loss and fourth in the last five games.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is undergoing tests on his hip to determine whether he will be healthy enough to start in Week 11, multiple outlets reported Friday.
Flacco was injured on the first series of Baltimore's 23-16 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9, the Ravens' third consecutive loss and fourth in the last five games. Flacco remained in the game despite showing visible discomfort on the sidelines throughout.
NFL Network reported Flacco has been on crutches and is dealing with significant pain.
The Ravens are currently on their bye week, but Flacco's availability could be in doubt for Week 11 against Cincinnati. That could lead to rookie Lamar Jackson making his first career start. The Ravens also have former Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III as an option, if they believe Jackson is not ready.
Flacco, 33, has started Baltimore's last 41 games and has missed just six games in his NFL career when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in 2015.
This season, Flacco has thrown for 2,465 yards with 12 touchdown passes and six interceptions.