Patrick Ricard, a fullback who was selected for the Pro Bowl, was placed on injured reserve by the Ravens on Thursday. As a result, the Ravens will be missing one of their most effective blockers for the crucial game against the Steelers on Sunday.
Over the past month, Ricard has been battling with a knee ailment, despite the fact that he was just named to the Pro Bowl for the third year in a row.
Prior to playing 28 snaps in the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams by a score of 20-19 this past weekend, he had been out for the previous three games in a row.
Ricard, who left the University of Maine in 2017 without being selected in the draft, will be a free agent after the current season is over.
Baltimore has already placed 25 players on injured reserve at some point this season, continuing a season full of injuries.
In addition to offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and cornerbacks Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters, wideout Ricard is the fourth Pro Bowl player who is now on the Ravens’ injured reserve list. In addition, tight end Nick Boyle was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the Ravens.