NFL injury report, Week 17: Joe Flacco does not need offseason surgery

Harry How

The Ravens avoided a scare in the final two weeks of the season.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco got beat up in the team's final two games of the season. WIth the Ravens fighting for a playoff spot, Flacco took quite a bit of punishment.

The biggest scare the Ravens had on their franchise quarterback came in Week 16, when Flacco went down with a knee injury. It affected his week of practice heading into Week 17, and he was moving around awkwardly throughout the game. Still, ESPN is reporting to that Flacco does not need offseason surgery.

Considering the contract the Ravens gave Flacco this offseason, avoiding a serious injury scare is a big bonus heading into the offseason. Flacco was sacked 48 times during the 2013 season, second only to Ryan Tannehill. He was hit seven times in the Ravens' season finale against the Bengals, so Baltimore should consider itself lucky that Flacco's knee injury is just a minor one.

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