Ronnie Stanley was injured during the fourth quarter of the Baltimore Ravens game against the Cleveland Browns. What do we know about the injury, and how might this impact the Ravens’ offense moving forward?
Ronnie Stanley Injury
Stanley’s right leg was rolled up on early in the fourth quarter. After writhing in pain on the ground, he even started punching the turf at one point. Although he was eventually able to stand up and limp to the sideline, he was favoring his left leg.
#Ravens OT Ronnie Stanley on the ground writhing in pain.
He’s now in the locker room.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) November 12, 2023
However, the Ravens have not ruled him out yet. He is currently questionable to return to the game, according to the Ravens X (Formerly Twitter) account.
Daniel Faalele relieves Stanley on the left side. The massive tackle has played a bit of both positions so far in 2023, but the Ravens’ swing tackle hasn’t been particularly impressive on either side.
Without Stanley on the left side, things could get ugly if Stanley’s injury is significant.
Stanley’s Troubling Injury History
Stanley missed some time in each of his first four seasons, but he remained relatively healthy in that time.
Then, in 2020, everything changed. He suffered a serious ankle injury that has derailed his career since. Between 2020 and 2022, the Steelers left tackle missed 33 games. Stanley was ready to turn the page heading into 2023.
“I’m very thankful for the opportunity to be able to come into this season healthy,” Stanley said during minicamp. “I definitely don’t take it for granted knowing the past couple of years how hard it is just to get back in the game. To be able to start a whole new season feeling good is … I’m very thankful for.”
Earlier in the season Stanley injured the MCL in his right knee. There’s no telling if this is the same injury, but it did appear that the veteran tackle injured the same knee.