The Baltimore Ravens are absolutely rolling right now, surging up to 9-2 on the back of a seven-game winning streak.
Unfortunately, things may have just hit a bit of a speed bump in Baltimore. Star center Matt Skura suffered what was initially diagnosed as a sprained knee, however, further tests have revealed that the injury is more serious than previously believed.
As a result, Skura is set to undergo the knife for season-ending knee surgery, leaving Lamar Jackson without one of his premier pass blockers.
Skura, a former Duke Blue Devil, went undrafted in 2016 before latching on with the Ravens. He proceeded to start 12 games as a rookie, and all 16 games last season.
Prior to being carted off the field in Week 12, Skura had featured in all of the Ravens' offensive snaps in 2019. He was a key part of the unit up front offering excellent protection to Jackson, so his loss will be a big blow for the Ravens.
In Skura's absence, it's anticipated that Patrick Mekari will take over starting duties on the offensive line. The rookie has limited experience this season, featuring in just 6% of the Ravens' offensive snaps in 2019.