Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has avoided serious injury after an MRI scan revealed a small MCL sprain in his left knee and will play next Sunday against New England Patriots, reports NFL.com.

Flacco suffered the sprain during Raven’s narrow 18-16 victory over Detroit Lions on Monday night but managed to play the whole match.

The Ravens’ star man is expected to face the Patriots with a knee brace on the damaged MCL which will test the quaterback’s flexibility.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed Flacco would have limited practice this week ahead of Sunday to not make the injury worse.

Baltimore need just two wins to take the AFC North title and the injury could not have come at a worse time.

However, according to NFL.com, New England’s pass rushes have struggled this season which could prove vital for Flacco. With less pressure on the quarterback from the opposition defence, Flacco will have more time to pick a pass without causing harm to himself.

The Ravens are set to face the Cincinnati Bengals in their last game of the regular season. If they are victorious against the Patriots it would set up a title decider on December 29th.

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