Ravens OT Ronnie Stanley suffers season-ending ankle injury

Mike Jones

BALTIMORE — Just two days after signing a five-year, $98.75-million contract extension, Baltimore Ravens left tackle Ronnie Stanley suffered a season-ending ankle injury, coach John Harbaugh confirmed, in his team's 28-24 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On first-and-10 from the Pittsburgh 41 with 57 seconds left in the quarter, the Steelers' defensive front overwhelmed the Baltimore line and sacked quarterback Lamar Jackson. Stanley writhed in pain as players got off the pile.

Trainers rushed onto the field, and Ravens players, most notably Jackson, were visibly upset as a cart was summoned. Jackson ran over to Stanley as the offensive tackle remained on the ground with trainers tending to his lower left leg, fitting an immobilizing cast on his leg. Shortly after Stanley was helped onto the cart, the entire Ravens bench encircled their fallen teammate, wishing him well. Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward also joined the group. The approximately 4,000 fans in attendance applauded in support, and Stanley clapped his hands, encouraging his teammates.

Stanley was later ruled out for the remainder of the game. Harbaugh did not specify the exact nature of the injury but called it "severe" and said Stanley would miss the remainder of the season.

Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley (79) has End racism written on the back of helmet before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Baltimore.

The No. 6 pick of the 2016 NFL draft, the 6-foot-6, 315-pound Notre Dame product earned All-Pro honors in 2019 and also was selected to the Pro Bowl.