The Baltimore Ravens will now have to try and make the playoffs this season without two more of their key offensive players, so it is pretty safe to say their postseason hopes are over.
Wide receiver Steve Smith is already sidelined for the rest of the season, and after today's game against the St Louis Rams, running back Justin Forsett and quarterback Joe Flacco will join him on the sidelines with a broken right arm and a torn ACL respectively.
Forsett broke his arm at some point during the early part of the game, according to CBS Sports, when he took a handoff and ran through the line of scrimmage but was stopped by Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who then tossed him to the ground.
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Some thought the running back would later come back into the game, but looking at some of the pictures of him on the ground, it's difficult to see him coming back at all for the rest of the season, and that has been confirmed by the Ravens.
Flacco tore his ACL, according to NFL.com, and he may have possibly torn his MCL too. He is also out for the rest of the year. It is thought he tore the ligaments during the later stages of the game when one of his own linemen rolled over his ankle with just under a minute left on the clock.
Backup Matt Schaub will now start under center for the Ravens for the rest of the season as the AFC North team tries to bring some respect to a season which has only seen them manage to conjure up a 3-7 record.
The Ravens are now likely to be the favorite to pick up the number one overall pick in next year's draft. They did win the game against the Rams, 16-13 thanks to a Justin Tucker field goal in the last seconds of the clash.
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