The Baltimore Ravens received crushing news from head coach John Harbaugh this afternoon.
According to ESPN Ravens' reporter Jamison Hensley, Harbaugh told the media Thursday that wide receiver Rashod Bateman will miss the rest of this season after undergoing Lysfranc surgery to repair his foot.
"Ravens WR Rashod Bateman will get Lysfranc surgery on his foot. That will be a season-ending injury, John Harbaugh said," tweeted Jamison Hensley Thursday afternoon.
Bateman, a first round pick of the Ravens in the 2021 NFL Draft, has struggled to stay healthy for Baltimore in his first two NFL seasons.
Sidelined for the first five weeks of his rookie campaign last year, Bateman caught 46 passes for 515 yards and one touchdown in 12 games played in 2021.
This season, Bateman missed Week's 5 and 6 with a foot injury. While he did return for the Ravens' past two games, it appears his foot injury will require major surgery to repair.
Here's coach John Harbaugh addressing the media today about Bateman's season-ending surgery:
"Coach Harbaugh announces Rashod Bateman will have surgery," the Ravens' twitter team posted Thursday.
Harbaugh and the Ravens will be on the road in Week 9 as Baltimore prepares for their Monday Night Football matchup with the New Orleans Saints.