Ravens' J.K. Dobbins Says He'll 'Damn Sure' Be Ready for Week 1 Despite Knee Injury

By: The Trend Wire

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Following an ACL injury last preseason, Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins stated on Monday that he intends to play in Week 1.

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After Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that Dobbins' comeback would be postponed due to the severity of the knee injury, he posted on social media.

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There is undoubtedly a chance that he won't be ready for Week 1. He might even play a few weeks later, according to Rapoport.

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Prior to sustaining the season-ending knee injury in the Ravens' last preseason game in August, Dobbins was anticipated to be the team's starting running back for the Ravens in 2021.

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Despite sharing time with Gus Edwards and Mark Ingram, the 2020 second-round pick produced 805 running yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie.

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Dobbins had the highest average of any qualified running back, trailing just quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson for the NFL lead with 6.0 yards per carry.

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Although head coach John Harbaugh told reporters in March that the team will exercise caution as Dobbins and Edwards recover from injuries

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it is evident that the Ravens want the talented player back on the field. Both might arrive at camp on the list of physically unable to perform.

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Baltimore signed veteran Mike Davis and selected Tyler Badie in the sixth round to bolster its depth at the position this offseason.

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The Ravens can afford to be patient with Dobbins and hold him out of action until he is fully recovered

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but it appears the 23-year-old intends to play when the team kicks off its campaign against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 11.