JK Dobbins Injury Update: When Will RB Be Back And Return To Ravens?

Written By Matt Burke on November 22, 2022
JK Dobbins When Will Be Back Return Injury Update

It has been tough sledding for Ravens RB JK Dobbins the past two seasons. Dobbins missed all of last year with a torn ACL and he will now miss a chunk of time this season due to issues with the knee. Fantasy football owners of Dobbins and Ravens backers are now wondering when will JK Dobbins return and be back on the field for Baltimore? We will dish out a timeline for Dobbins’ recovery below.

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When will JK Dobbins return and be back on the field for Ravens?

Here we will answer the question as to when will JK Dobbins return and be back on the field for the Ravens. Dobbins had scar tissue issues involving the knee injury that caused him to miss all of last season. The initial timeline for his return is 4-6 weeks.

Baltimore placed Dobbins on IR prior to their home win over the Browns on October 23. Injured reserve rules state that players must miss at least four games.

Dobbins told WJZ Sports on November 9 that his focus is being “all the way 100% going into the playoffs, towards the end of the year.” The Ravens had their bye week Week 10 so Dobbins will be forced to miss the team’s Week 11 home date against the Panthers as well. Dobbins is eligible to return for the team’s Week 12 game at the Jaguars, though it’s more likely that he is back a week or two later. Here are the dates in which Dobbins is most likely to return.

  • Week 12 November 27: Ravens at Jaguars
  • Week 13 December 4: Broncos at Ravens
  • Week 14 December 11: Ravens at Steelers
  • Week 15 December 18: Ravens at Browns

TheLines’ injury expert, Will Carroll, weighed in on Dobbins’ injury.

“Dobbins had an arthroscopic knee surgery on his previously reconstructed knee this week,” Carroll said. “The procedure is minor and not uncommon. During his initial surgery where his ACL was reconstructed, Dobbins also had his meniscus repaired. Keeping the meniscus intact gives better long term results, but the procedure sometimes doesn’t work and that’s what happened with Dobbins. The repair didn’t hold under load and he had to have the damaged part removed. It will cost him a month as he heals, but he should be back before the end of the season.”

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Matt Burke is the Sports Editor and Head of Evergreen/SEO Content at TheLines.com. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of MetroBet, a digital and print sports betting platform, and was the Executive Sports Editor at Metro US Newspapers (New York, Philadelphia, Boston) from 2014-2020. Matt has covered Super Bowls and Final Fours, and his work has appeared for Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, the Eagle Tribune, Gloucester Daily Times and Newburyport Daily News. Matt is a graduate of the University of Connecticut.

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