The Baltimore Ravens received a scare in Week 17 when quarterback Joe Flacco was slammed to the turf, clutching his knee.
Flacco had already been dealing with a sprained MCL and there was understandable fear that he may have further damaged the knee, however according to Flacco he will not need any type of offseason surgery to correct the problems:
“I’m not going to have to get anything done,” Flacco said. “It was just my MCL and it will heal on its own.”
The Ravens quarterback explained that while the tackle looked bad, it didn’t harm him any further:
“Yeah, it just doesn’t bend that well,” Flacco said. “When the guy [Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap] landed on me, he just bent it all up into the top of my chest. It didn’t do any more [damage] to the knee. It just hurt for a while, that’s all. It actually probably loosened it up for a couple series after that, once it kind of settled down for a bit.”
Flacco, with rest, should have no lingering issues moving forward.