To steal from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Baltimore Ravens fans can seemingly R-E-L-A-X heading into Sunday's game at the Detroit Lions.
Baltimore star starting signal-caller Lamar Jackson missed practice on Thursday, and most assumed his absence was linked with the "sore" hip he was dealing with following his entertaining flip into the end zone in the fourth quarter of the Week 2 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. However, it was later said the 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player was merely dealing with a stomach issue and should be good to go for the weekend:
#Ravens QB Lamar Jackson missed practice today with a non-COVID illness — a bit of stomach bug. He’ll be fine.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 23, 2021
ESPN's Jamison Hensley now reports Jackson is "all fine" for the showdown with Detroit.
Jackson admitted Wednesday he was "kind of sore" from the flip against Kansas City but initially didn't want head coach John Harbaugh to know because Harbaugh may prevent his quarterback and others from executing similar unnecessary moves in future games. Even if Jackson's hip is 100% today or by Sunday afternoon, his stuntman-like performances during contests may have come to an end.
Detroit, meanwhile, opened the season with losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Packers.