Ravens safety Tony Jefferson can miss the rest of the 2019 season when suffering a torn ACL throughout the team’s 26-23 overtime persuade the Steelers on Sunday, coach John Harbaugh announced.
Jefferson injury occurred in the fourth quarter on a long pass intended for the Steelers’ Nick Vannett. Jefferson went down and on the face of it grabbed Vannett as he fell to the turf to stop the end from breaking wide open.
The 27-year-old safety was unable to place any weight on his left leg and was carted off the sphere as a result. “At least has associate degree ACL, probably more, so he’ll be out for the season as it stands right now,” Harbaugh told the media following the game.
Jefferson had a tackle against the Steelers before his exit.
Third-year safety Chuck Clark replaced Jefferson and finished with 2 tackles, including one for loss. Jefferson’s abbreviated fourth season in portends with twenty-one tackles and 2 passes defended.
This has been a difficult year for Jefferson, who was rated as the sixth-worst safety in the NFL entering Week 5, according to Pro Football Focus. He entered Sunday’s game because of the second-leading footballer for a port.
“To see him go down like that, it’s positively a blow to the team,” safety Earl Thomas II said. “It definitely hurts the team.”
Jefferson out of action his left knee with nine minutes, twenty-three seconds left within the fourth quarter and was carted off to the room. One of the leaders on defense, Jefferson was responsible for relaying the defensive calls to teammates.
Chuck Clark, WHO has 2 starts in 3 seasons, is expected to replace Jefferson. This is simply the newest injury to the Ravens’ secondary, that lost Nickelback Tavon Young for the season and has been while not footballer Jimmy Smith for four straight games.
Linebacker Matthew Judon aforesaid of Jefferson, “I love that guy and he loves soccer. It just really sucks. It really does.”