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No update on Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey, LT Ronnie Stanley after they exit loss to Browns with injuries


It was bad enough that the Ravens squandered a 14-point fourth-quarter lead against the Cleveland Browns at home Sunday. The salt in the wound is that they also lost two key starters to injury during the game.

Cornerback Marlon Humphrey exited with an ankle injury in the third quarter, while left tackle Ronnie Stanley suffered a knee injury in the fourth.

Neither player returned, and coach John Harbaugh said after the game that he did not have an update on either.

“It’s a long season,” Harbaugh said of the 33-31 loss on a last-second, 41-yard field goal. “You do lose games like this.”

Humphrey was injured after a short pass over the middle to Browns tight end David Njoku midway through the third quarter, though the injury appeared to be noncontact as Humphrey made a move in the open field. He remained down but was sitting up as trainers tended to him before limping off.

With Humphrey out, Brandon Stephens and Rock Ya-Sin lined up as the outside cornerbacks. Though it’s not yet known whether Humphrey will miss any time, the timing of the injury couldn’t be much worse if he has to sit out.

In addition to not having Humphrey the rest of the way Sunday, the Ravens will play the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. It’s also not unfamiliar territory for Baltimore, however.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Humphrey missed the first four games of the season while recovering from foot surgery in mid-August. He also popped up on the injury report Thursday with a hamstring injury and was limited in practice, but started Sunday despite being listed as questionable to play.

Stanley, meanwhile, got his right leg rolled up on early in the fourth quarter. The 2019 All-Pro pounded the turf in pain before being tended to by trainers and was replaced by second-year lineman Daniel Faalele. Stanley went to the blue medical tent to be evaluated before heading to the locker room and did not return.

Since suffering a fractured ankle in November 2020, Stanley has struggled to stay on the field, playing just 18 games over the past three seasons. He missed three of the first four games this season after suffering a knee injury in Week 1. The 2016 first-round draft pick signed a five-year, $98.75 million contract just days before his 2020 injury.

Right guard Kevin Zeitler also limped off late in the fourth quarter and was replaced by Ben Cleveland. The Ravens did not immediately announce Zeitler’s status, nor was there an update after the game.

Rookie linebacker Trenton Simpson, a third-round draft pick, was injured during the first quarter as well while covering a kick return. He was evaluated for a concussion and was later ruled out for the game.

Before Sunday, the Ravens had been largely healthy, with all 53 players on the active roster practicing Friday. But after being besieged by injuries early in the year, it could be something they’ll have to manage yet again.

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