Injuries are often the most important news from the world. of the NFL preseason.
Even mascots can be unsafe.
Poe, the Baltimore Ravens’ bird mascot, was carted off with an apparent injury during halftime of Saturday night’s game against the Washington Commanders.
ESPN reported that Mascot was injured while playing in a half-time football match between Mascot’s team and a youth soccer team.
According to reports, Poe remained on the field for nearly five minutes as observers were unsure if Poe was truly injured.
According to one report, the person wearing the suit may have had a torn ACL.
Mascot’s injury update wasn’t expected to be released on Saturday night.
The Ravens won the contest 17-15, extending their preseason winning streak to 23.
The Commanders pulled within two with 5:31 remaining when Sam Howell threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Bonafon. The two-point conversion pass was incomplete and helped keep the streak going, but Baltimore defensive back Kevon Seymour injured his ankle during the play. His teammate Zakoby McLain appears to have fallen on Seymour’s right leg.
It was in this preseason match last year that the Ravens lost running back JK Dobbins to a season-ending knee injury. They seemed to be avoiding anything too serious this year, but in addition to Poe’s injury, Baltimore also announced defensively that his tackle Aaron his Crawford was down with a groin problem.
Quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Carson Wentz were among those who did not play.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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