Mark Andrews of the Ravens probably won’t be able to play again this season because of a controversial hip-drop hit.

Mark Andrews of the Ravens probably won’t be able to play again this season because of a controversial hip-drop hit.

Watch the video for Baltimore Ravens defensive back Mark Andrews getting hurt when the NFL decides next offseason whether to get rid of the hip-drop hit.

Andrews was hurt in the opening quarter of Thursday’s game when Cincinnati Bengals defender Logan Wilson dropped him on his hip.

Patrick Mahomes hurt his ankle badly with the same kind of hit in the playoffs last year, which started a debate about whether it ought to be illegal.

Head coach John Harbaugh said after the game that the injury was serious as well as “it may be a season-ending injury.” The Ravens won 34–20.

Andrews was stopped near the scoring line near the end the Ravens’ first drive. He was then writhing in pain on the ground. Before the end of the first quarter, he was ruled out.

The league’s competition committee might decide to ban the hip-drop hit because it is dangerous and has caused injuries recently.

In this move, a defender uses his body to pull down an opponent, often pinning the puck carrier’s legs under them.

From the Amazon Prime Video broadcast, we saw that Andrews limped to the changing room.

He was on crutches. Andrews has been to three Pro Bowls and is the Ravens’ most important pass catcher.

Before the game on Thursday, he had 521 yards as well as six scores. He will be missed for the remainder of the season, which is a huge blow.

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh gave his team some bad news right after one of the biggest wins for the season, a 34–20 win over the Bengals in Cincinnati on Thursday night. This could have a big effect on the rest of the season for his team.

It was the same kind of tackle that hurt Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ ankle in the divisional round of the playoffs the year before.

During the off-season, there was talk that the NFL might ban the tackle where the defense grabs the football carrier behind the back as well as pulls him down while being on the ground himself.

“It was certainly a hip-drop tackle, and that is being discussed,” Harbaugh stated. When Bengals coach Zac Taylor was asked about Wilson’s hits that have hurt players, he said, “I don’t know something about that.”

After going 8-3, the Ravens still had the most points in the AFC North, but Lamar Jackson’s best target beat them.

Drew has caught 287 passes to Jackson over the last six years, which is 123 higher than any other player.

“I think it’s going to be very hard to move forward with Andrews,” Jackson said. “But we have Charlie Kolar and Isaiah Likely as tight ends.” Those guys have a plan to do something. We are going to have fun together.”

Jackson used his outside targets more than he ever has before when Andrews wasn’t there. Jackson threw for 206 yards to wide receivers on Thursday, which is the most he’s ever had in a game in the last two years.

Nelson Agholor as well as Rashod Bateman, two wide receivers, both caught touchdowns, and Odell Beckham Jr. had the best receiving performance of the season with 116 yards.

Harbaugh said, “People from all over will have to do it.” “It’s going to take an entire group to do that, and our guys will have to be ready for it and up over the task, yet those receivers will undoubtedly be an important component of that.”

One of the Ravens’ fourth-round picks from last year will likely start at tight end. In 27 games, he has 45 catches for 462 yards. On Thursday, he didn’t have a catch.

“It means that each match from this point on goes to Mark in my eyes,” likely said. “Every snap that I take for the rest for the season is going go for No. 89 [Andrews’ number].”

Through the first 10 weeks of the season, Andrews scored six scores, more than any other tight end. He only needed one more score to tie Todd Heap for the most touchdown catches in the team’s history.

He said, “It’s a big hit for this team.” “Mark has been an integral part for this team since he or Lamar have been here, and now we just have to find a way to step up.”