BALTIMORE – Baltimore Ravens left winger Ronnie Stanley suffered a serious left ankle injury late in the first quarter of Sunday’s 28:24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and will miss the rest of the season.
The All-Pro was buffeted for $ 98.75 million just two days after signing a five-year extension.
“I feel bad for Ronnie. He’s the guy who played well,” said Harbaugh. “He worked very hard to be out there and to make a contribution. That’s the nature of the game, unfortunately often.”
On twitter, Stanley posted: “So many emotions go through my head. I am grateful for all the love and support. I hate the feeling of abandoning my brothers. What I know is that God does not make mistakes and I am grateful for the evil Days just like the good. Just one more challenge to overcome. Truzzz. “
In the last minute of the first quarter, Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt accidentally rolled into Stanley’s left lower leg while attempting to dismiss quarterback Lamar Jackson. Stanley, 26, appeared to be in great pain and hit the floor with his fist.
Stanley had put his left leg in an air pour. When Stanley was helped into the car, the entire Ravens team swarmed around him for support.
“This is our brother. We wanted to win this game for him,” said Raven quarterback Lamar Jackson. “He means a lot to our offense. I hope he’s fine. I’m just sorry we couldn’t win for him.”
As of Sunday’s start, Stanley had a pass block win rate of 96.8%, the highest among qualified offensive tackles. His 78.3% run block win rate ranks ninth among tackles.
“When you lose such a leader to this team and this offensive line, it’s hard to put into words the effect that goes down to morale,” said Orlando Brown Jr., who will be the Ravens’ left attacker for the remainder of the season is. “Unfortunately the mentality is the next man.”
Baltimore played the last three quarters without two of their attacking starting players. Before Stanley went down, right guard Tire Phillips sustained an ankle injury.
The Ravens juggled the offensive line, moving Brown from right to left and placing Patrick Mekari (right guard) and D.J. Fluker (right device) from the bank. Baltimore hurried 265 yards but allowed four sacks.
“I’ll say that – the guys who stepped in played very well,” said Harbaugh. “We are very confident that these players are going in the future. That’s why they are here, because they are that type of player and I know they will play.”