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Former Ohio State Star J.K. Dobbins Sidelined for 2023 NFL Season

This unfortunate injury will sideline him for the entirety of the 2023 NFL season, marking another setback in Dobbins' young NFL career.

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In a disheartening turn of events, former Ohio State standout and Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins sustained a devastating torn Achilles injury during the Ravens' season opener against the Houston Texans on Sunday. This unfortunate injury will sideline him for the entirety of the 2023 NFL season, marking another setback in Dobbins' young NFL career.


Injury-Plagued Career: Dobbins, a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft, has faced a relentless barrage of injuries since his sophomore NFL season. His struggles began in earnest when he suffered a torn ACL in a preseason game, causing him to miss the entire 2021 season. Last year, he could only manage to play in seven games due to ongoing knee issues. The lead-up to the current season was no less tumultuous, as he missed the start of the Ravens' training camp with an undisclosed injury. Nevertheless, Dobbins managed to return from the physically unable to perform list in August, offering a glimmer of hope for his comeback.


Contract Year Woes: Adding a layer of complexity to this unfortunate situation is the fact that Dobbins is currently in the final year of his rookie contract. This season-ending injury is poised to significantly impact his market value as he prepares to enter NFL free agency for the first time next offseason. The timing could hardly be more challenging for Dobbins, who now faces the daunting task of rehabilitating from a major injury for the second time in just three years.


Promising Start, Sudden Setback: Prior to the injury that prematurely ended his season, Dobbins displayed signs of renewed vigor and health. During Sunday's game, he showcased his skills with 22 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight carries, in addition to contributing two receptions for 15 yards. Unfortunately, this promising start was abruptly halted by the Achilles injury, leaving Dobbins with yet another arduous journey towards recovery.


The Undrafted will continue to monitor Dobbins' progress and its implications for his future in the NFL.

Austyn McFadden

@undraftednews

Sunday, September 10, 2023

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