Ravens’ J.K. Dobbins Tears Achilles in Season Opener

Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins in 2021
Baltimore Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins in 2021. Photo by Mike Buscher/Cal Sport Media/CSM/Shutterstock (12291847j)

The Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins tore his Achilles during his team’s season-opening 25-9 over the Houston Texans on Sunday. The player is set to miss the entirety of the 2023 season as a result.

After taking a short pass within five minutes of play, Dobbins was wrestled to the ground by Texans’ safety M.J. Stewart 2 yards before the end zone. He limped to the sideline and was subsequently assisted by trainers to the locker room.

“You can’t replace a J.K.,” Ravens guard Kevin Zeitler claimed following the game. “[He’s a] special guy, both football-wise and personality-wise. He helps keep his team moving and all that. So, an absolute gut punch and heartbreaking.”

With Dobbins out of action, the Ravens are expected to split running back duties between Gus Edwards and Justice Hill, the pair of whom scored touchdowns during Sunday’s emphatic win.

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