Ravens starting center Matt Skura out for season with knee injury
The Baltimore Ravens are doing things on offense this season that have never been seen before in the NFL, but they got some bad news on Tuesday regarding one of their most important players.
Ravens starting center Matt Skura suffered a knee injury during Monday night’s blowout win over the Los Angeles Rams, and Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that it will sideline him for the remainder of the season.
Just mentioned on @nflnetwork #Ravens C Matt Skura will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered last night, a source said. Losing Skura, who was second in the AFC in Pro Bowl voting, is a rough one for Baltimore. He does a lot up front for their O Line.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) November 26, 2019
As Garafolo mentioned, Skura had been having a great season and is currently second in the AFC Pro Bowl voting at his position. He is a big reason Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram and the rest of Baltimore’s offense have been able to overpower opponents all year, so his absence could create a big problem for the Ravens.
The New England Patriots lost their starting center prior to the season, and their offensive line has had issues all year because of it. Any injury to a starter is difficult to overcome this late in the season, so Baltimore’s depth is about to be tested.