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Jacoby Jones Sprains Knee Against Denver

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Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images.
Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images.

Baltimore Ravens WR Jacoby Jones sprained his knee last night in the team’s season-opening game against the Denver Broncos. The injury occurred when his teammate, undrafted rookie S Brynden Trawick, ran right into him as he signaled for a fair catch during a punt return in the second quarter.

Jones appeared to hyperextend his knee on the injury, and he was visibly frustrated while on the sidelines. Prior to exiting the game, Jones racked up three catches for 24 yards.

The severity of the knee sprain is unknown, but it was bad enough that he was unable to return to the game after limping off the field. He was seen watching out of uniform from the sideline after the second half.

Rookie WR Marlon Brown replaced Jones opposite No. 1 receiver Torrey Smith in the lineup, and the Ravens can little afford to lose Jones for an extended period of time. Their receiving corps have already been decimated by injuries and the departure of Anquan Boldin, and this certainly wasn’t how the Ravens hoped to open the season.