Baltimore Ravens: Jacoby Jones injury update + Video of freak incident

Jacoby Jones Superbowl Touchdown

Jacoby Jones became the latest Raven to suffer an injury, this time in the season opener against Denver.

Jacoby Jones was the hero of the 2013 Super Bowl, delivering two touchdowns for the Ravens including a memorable punt return - the longest in SB history.

That game against the 49ers suddenly feels a long time ago, not just for Jones but for the whole of Baltimore.

Robbed of their home game opener due to a row with baseball team the Orioles which made it impractical, the Ravens visited Mile High in Denver where they were demolished by a vengeful Peyton Manning, who tied a throwing touchdown record of seven in one game, a feat not seen since 1969.

Jones was injured in the game, joining Dennis Pitta on the sidelines, going down in the second quarter after a freak collision with teammate Bryden Trawick.

The wide receiver is hardly the finished article, indeed in many a fantasy league he remains undrafted, but his injury is one which hurts Joe Flacco's Baltimore offense, depriving him of a versatile and always improving option.

He left the game straight after the second quarter injury and did not return, citing a knee injury.

The Baltimore Sun report that he will go for an MRI scan on the knee to assess the damage. Asked how long he could be out for, Jones simply replied, 'I don't know.'

He said of the injury, "I didn't see it, I had my eyes on the ball."

UPDATE: Jones is expected to be bout of action for between four and six weeks.

Teammate Michael Oher, offensive tackle, left the field later in the game with a sprained ankle, but expects to recover for Baltimore's week two match-up next Sunday against the Cleveland Browns.

You can check out just how Jones got injured below:

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