On Friday, Baltimore Ravens lineman Ronnie Stanley became the highest-paid offensive lineman of all time. Two days later, Stanley suffered a season-ending injury in a 28-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Stanley was carted off the field on Sunday after suffering a leg injury against the Steelers. Stanley was pounding the ground after the play, and needed to be carted off the field. The Ravens’ athletic training staff put an air cast on Stanley’s ankle before he was carted off.
Ravens LT Ronnie Stanley down, the cart's out, and it looks like an aircast is going on his ankle. In a lot of pain, and this would be a major loss for Baltimore.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 1, 2020
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson wasn’t happy about the injury.
Lamar Jackson is visibly upset. Just ran back over to his left tackle and spoke to him as trainers tended to him while waiting for the cart.
— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) November 1, 2020
Stanley was ruled out for the game due to the issue. Following the loss, the Ravens announced Stanley would miss the rest of the season due to an ankle injury.
The injury put the Ravens in a tough spot against the Steelers. The team also lost right guard Tyre Phillips to an ankle injury. Phillips was ruled questionable to return.
After the contest, Stanley thanked fans for all the love and support on Twitter. He expressed frustration for letting the team down, and called the injury “just another challenge to overcome.”
So many emotions running thru my head. I’m thankful for all the love and support. I hate feeling like i let my brothers down. What I do know is God doesn’t make mistakes and I’m grateful for the bad days just as much as the good. Just another challenge to overcome. Truzzz 🙏🏾🧘🏾♂️🙏🏾
— Ronnie Stanley (@megatronnie) November 1, 2020
Ronnie Stanley signed for over $98 million
Following the extension, Stanley is set to make $98.75 million in new money over the next five seasons. Stanley, who was drafted by the Ravens with the No. 6 pick in the 2016 draft, has developed into an exceptional tackle.
After a few seasons as a starter, Stanley emerged in a big way in 2019, making the Pro Bowl and being named an All-Pro for the first time in his career. He’ll focus on his recovery and hope to make a similar impact for the Ravens in 2021.
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