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Ravens Lose Another Pass-Catcher for Rest of Thursday Night Football Matchup

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Baltimore Ravens fans likely breathed a sigh of relief when the team announced that tight end Mark Andrews and wide receiver Rashod Bateman would both play in the team's Thursday Night Football matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

But by the midpoint of the third quarter, both players had been sidelined for the rest of the game.

Bateman left during the third quarter with a foot injury, and the Ravens have announced he will not return. That blow comes after Andrews was ruled out due to a shoulder injury suffered during the first half.

"Ravens ruled out WR Rashod Bateman due to a foot injury," ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted.

Andrews and Bateman entered Thursday as the Ravens' two leaders in receiving yards. Both were questionable coming into the matchup, Bateman with the foot issue and Andrews with a knee injury. Bateman missed two games as a result of his injured foot earlier in the year.

The good news for Ravens fans is that other players have stepped up in the absence of Andrews and Bateman. Reserve wide receiver Demarcus Robinson has caught six passes for 64 yards, while backup tight end Isaiah Likely has five grabs for 61 yards and a touchdown.

The Ravens lead the Bucs 17-10 at the end of the third quarter.

The pair of pass-catchers should have plenty of time to get healthy, too. The Ravens play next on Monday, Nov. 7, then have a bye the following week.

We'll see if Lamar Jackson and Baltimore can hold on without them.