Ravens tight end Mark Andrews is undergoing surgery today on his high-ankle sprain, as reported by Mike Garafolo of NFL Media. The surgery is being performed by foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte. According to the report, Andrews is expected to be out for the year, with a small chance of returning if Baltimore advances far in the playoffs.
Coach John Harbaugh expressed some optimism after an MRI showed that the injury wasn’t as bad as initially feared, leaving the door open for a potential return. However, it seems that Andrews will still miss significant time due to the severity of his injuries, which include ligament damage in his ankle and a cracked fibula.
In the absence of Andrews, the Ravens will be counting on Isaiah Likely and Charlie Kolar at the tight end position. These two young players have shown promise this season and will likely step up to fill Andrews’ void.
Andrews has had an impressive season with 45 receptions for 544 yards and six touchdowns. He has also been selected to the Pro Bowl for the past two seasons and was considered one of the best tight ends in football before his injury.