Ravens’ TE Mark Andrews is battling two separate injuries, but is not expected to miss any time.
Andrews was forced to exit the Ravens’ Week 8 win over the Buccaneers, on Thursday, early in the second quarter with a shoulder injury. He had been wrapped up by Tampa safety Keanu Neal and dragged down to the ground – landing hard on his shoulder – causing the injury. He remained on the ground, hunched over, for a few moments before walking off the field. On the sideline, he was visibly in pain. At halftime he was ruled out for the rest of the game.
After the game, the team announced that he had avoided major injury, but would still be considered “day-to-day” moving forward. After having the weekend off, head coach John Harbaugh spoke with reporters on Monday, where he disclosed that Andrews was still nursing the shoulder injury, while also battling a minor ankle issue.
This additional ankle injury is concerning given that he also dealt with a knee issue heading into Week 8 that sidelined him for each practice. The combination of these three injuries could mean he misses time, but our algorithm is more optimistic.
Our algorithm predicts Andrews is four days away from Optimal Recovery, meaning he isn’t at risk to miss Week 9, especially since Baltimore has a few extra days off. His Injury Risk is still Elevated (18%), though that should go down as Week 9 approaches. His Health Performance Factor is still Below Average (56%), and while that is unlikely to reach Peak (80-100%) ahead of Week 9, he should be able to recover enough to be considered Above Average (65-80%).