Veteran linebacker L.J. Fort has started 16 games for the Baltimore Ravens over the last two seasons, but his 2021 campaign might be over before it started.
Fort went down with a knee injury in the first half of last night’s preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. After the game, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh admitted the injury “did not look good.”
According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, Baltimore fears Fort suffered a season-ending ACL tear.
Had L.J. Fort in the “close to a lock” department. Now, the Ravens fear he has a season-ending ACL injury, a tough blow for a versatile and valuable player.
His injury does open door for another ILB (Kristian Welch?) or an outside addition https://t.co/p5rCebSeOM
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) August 22, 2021
A 31-year-old former undrafted free agent out of Northern Iowa, Fort had his best pro season in 2020. In 14 games (eight starts) with Baltimore, he recorded a career-high 53 tackles and two fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
Fort had 35 tackles and two sacks in 12 games for the Ravens the year before after the team scooped him up following his release from the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fort, who has 173 tackles and five sacks in 91 career games, is currently listed as the backup weakside linebacker on the Ravens’ unofficial depth chart.
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