Baltimore Ravens center, Matt Skura, will miss the rest of the 2019 season with a knee injury.
After going down during Monday night’s matchup with the Los Angeles Rams, Skura was eventually carted off the field. He went down immediately following a 4th-and-1 conversion in the third quarter. The Ravens announced later that he would not return to the game.
ESPN’s Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley confirmed Skura would miss the rest of the season.
The loss of center Matt Skura to a season-ending knee injury is a blow to Ravens, even though rookie Patrick Mekari filled in seamlessly.
Skura was an unheralded member of the NFL's top-ranked rushing attack and ranked second in the NFL most snaps (1,812) over past two seasons.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) November 26, 2019
This loss is huge for Baltimore, as their offensive line is a key component of a league-best rushing attack. Skura also was second in the AFC in Pro Bowl voting. He comes in behind his quarterback, MVP frontrunner, Lamar Jackson.
Patrick Mekari came in for Skura during Monday Night Football. He will continue to fill in at the center position for the rest of the season, and the playoffs. His absence during the matchup with the Rams did not seem to hurt them much, as the Ravens won 45-6, handing the Rams their worst loss at the Coliseum in history.
The 10-1 San Francisco 49ers will visit 8-2 Baltimore in Week 13, on Sunday, December 1.
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