The Ravens provided an update on quarterback Lamar Jackson on Thursday.

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In the absence of many of his top running backs and wide receivers, Lamar Jackson has essentially carried the Baltimore Ravens offense. Unfortunately, he’s currently dealing with a serious back injury that could put his availability this week in jeopardy. Jackson is not practicing with the Ravens today due to a back issue, according to Ravens insider Jamison Hensley. He’s missed practice for the second day in a row. That could be a problem ahead of Sunday’s game against the undefeated Denver Broncos and their top-two defense. Jackson leads the NFL in both yards per carry and yards per completion, a first in the league. Jackson has led the Ravens to comeback victories over the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions in the last two weeks. With all of the injuries they’ve had in the last month, many expected them to take a significant step back. Instead, they’re right in the thick of the AFC North title race.

Lamar Jackson is on pace to have a career year.

Through the first three games, Jackson has averaged 253 passing yards and 83 rushing yards per game. If he maintains that pace, both would be career highs.

Needless to say, the Ravens can’t afford to lose Jackson – or even let him play at less than 100 percent in Sunday’s game against the Broncos. Fortunately, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the injury does not appear to be a major concern. Will Jackson recover in time to play the Broncos this weekend?

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