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John Harbaugh: Keaton Mitchell will miss the season with a serious knee injury

John Harbaugh: Keaton Mitchell will miss the season with a serious knee injury

Ravens running back Keaton Mitchell’s injury was as serious as it looked like it could be on the field.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters in his news conference following the 23-7 win over the Jaguars that Mitchell suffered a major knee injury that will end the 2023 season.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Harbaugh said. “He’s just got a great attitude and demeanor about him. He’s a guy you want to see do well. He deserves to do well. And he felt his parents now – they’re watching him and I’m sure they feel it too.”

Mitchell, an undrafted rookie out of East Carolina, entered Sunday’s contest having rushed for 323 yards with two touchdowns — an impressive 8.5 yards per carry average. He added another 73 yards to that total on nine carries in Week 15 before exiting the contest.

Mitchell had a non-contact hit midway through the fourth quarter on a 13-yard run.

Harbaugh said the Ravens plan to make Melvin Gordon available from their practice squad to help replace Mitchell.

“He worked extremely hard,” Harbaugh said. “He’s in great shape and will be ready to go.”

Baltimore also currently has Gus Edwards and Justice Hill on its 53-man roster.

The Ravens will play the 49ers next Monday night.

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