Baltimore Ravens running back JK Dobbins (27) is taken off the field after injuring himself in the first half of a preseason NFL soccer game against the Washington Football team on Saturday, August 28, 2021 in Landover, Maryland.
Baltimore Ravens running back JK Dobbins (27) lies on the field as he is checked by team coaches in the first half of a preseason NFL soccer game against the Washington Football team on Saturday, August 28, 2021, in Landover, Md.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, right, passes the ball to teammate running back JK Dobbins (27), left, during the first half of an NFL preseason soccer game against the Washington Football team, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, in Landover, Md.
Sports journalist by STEPHEN WHYNO AP
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) – JK Dobbins will undergo testing on his injured left knee on Sunday after the running back exited the Baltimore Ravens preseason finals in the middle of the first quarter.
Coach John Harbaugh said after a 37-3 win over Washington on Saturday night only that Dobbins would be evaluated. He didn’t want to say how concerned he was about the injury.
Dobbins collapsed in pain after being attacked by Jimmy Moreland and Jordan Kunaszyk on an on-screen pass of Lamar Jackson making his exhibition debut. Dobbins was taken care of on the field, went into the blue injury tent and was carted off the sideline and excluded for the remainder of the game.
“It hurt, brother, just because he put so much work into it,” said receiver James Proche II. “He loves the game, man, so every time the game is taken away from you, you really feel for him.”
The field at FedEx Field was renewed in the off-season. Notable leg or knee injuries on the previous surface include Washington QBs Robert Griffin III, Alex Smith and Kyle Allen, and most recently Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow last season.
Dobbins stormed 15 yards with two carries before the injury. The Ohio State product ran for 805 yards and nine touchdowns and had 18 catches for 120 yards during its rookie season last year and was again expected to split with Gus Edwards in Baltimore backfield.