J.K. Dobbins’ 2021 season is officially over before it had a proper chance to begin.
After tearing his ACL against the Washington Football Team in Baltimore’s preseason finale on Saturday, it was reported that the running back would not return to the field in 2021.
An MRI today confirmed that Ravens’ RB J.K. Dobbins, one of the top young running backs in the game, suffered a season-ending torn ACL, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2021
As of late Monday afternoon, that speculation became reality when the Ravens made four roster moves, including the official announcement that Dobbins had been placed on the season-ending injured reserve.
Ravens placed RB J.K. Dobbins on injured reserve, officially ending his 2021 season.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2021
Dobbins, who was expected to take a major step forward in regards to his role on the Ravens’ offense due to the departure of Mark Ingram, tallied 805 rushing yards and nine touchdowns over the course of his rookie season last year.
Other roster moves from Baltimore included the release of a pair of wide receivers, Devin Gray and Siaosi Mariner, and the termination of eight-year veteran offensive lineman, Michael Schofield.
As a result of Dobbins being moved to the IR, John Harbaugh has implied that running back Ty’Son Williams will make the team’s final 53-man roster.
If there was any doubt, RB Ty'Son Williams will be on the Ravens' 53-man roster.
"You do the math, here’s there," John Harbaugh said. "He’ll be out there playing, and he’s ready to go. He’s practiced every day, and he’s excited about his opportunity."
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) August 30, 2021