Former Ohio State Running Back J.K. Dobbins Out For Season With ACL Injury

Dobbins suffered the injury in the first quarter of the Baltimore Ravens’ preseason finale on Saturday.
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According to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter, an MRI has confirmed that former Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins suffered a season-ending knee injury in the Baltimore Ravens’ preseason win over the Washington Football Team on Saturday night. 

The injury, which is a torn ACL, happened in the first quarter of the Ravens’ 37-3 win, as Dobbins caught a screen pass, turned upfield and was hit low on the ensuing tackle. He immediately grabbed his left knee and was helped off the field before being carted to the locker room.

That said, there will be further tests for Dobbins in the coming days as NFL Network's Mike Garafolo noted the MRI showed possible damage to his LCL, as well. 

The 22-year-old Dobbins, a second-round pick in last year’s NFL Draft, was expected to be Baltimore’s feature back this season after rushing for 805 yards and nine touchdowns in 2020. 

His 6.0 yards per carry was the second-highest average by a rookie running back in the last 20 years, trailing only New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (6.1 yards per carry in 2017).

Dobbins is now the second former Buckeye to suffer a season-ending ACL injury, joining New England Patriots linebacker Raekwon McMillan.

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