Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has a "good chance" of returning to action next week in his team's first playoff game.
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This was reported by ESPN network journalist Adam Schefter on his Twitter account on Saturday.
However, the 26-year-old will miss a fifth straight game on Sunday due to a knee injury. He will therefore not face the Cincinnati Bengals for his family's last regular season game.
Jackson also reportedly told relatives he was confident he would play in the playoffs, according to the NFL Network.
One thing's for sure, if the center can't prepare for next week's game, the Maryland roster believes he'll be ready for the next game, should the Ravens ever advance.
Head coach John Harbaugh also mentioned Friday that he hoped his player would be allowed to start the playoff run along with the rest of his teammates.
Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley will get the starting role again this week. In six games so far in 2022, the latter has completed 67% of the passes he has attempted for 658 yards and two touchdowns. He was also the victim of three interceptions.