Ravens WR Rashod Bateman is officially set to undergo season-ending Lisfranc surgery, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday.
It’s not been a particularly easy season for Lamar Jackson following the trade of Marquise Brown and subsequently injured offense. J.K. Dobbins is out for 4+ weeks after a setback in his return from a torn ACL. Bateman, widely regarded as a 2022 breakout candidate, has been in and out of the lineup at will.
Can rookie tight end Isaiah Likely step in? Well, he did in Week 8.
Once Andrews and Bateman went down in the first half, Likely woke. up. He finished the game with six catches for 77 receiving yards and a touchdown to help secure them the primetime win over Tampa Bay. Likely led the team in snaps out of the slot and had nearly a perfect passer rating when targeted.
There will be plenty of snaps to go around. If Week 8 was any indication, Likely is LIKELY to step up to the challenge.