Joe Flacco sustains torn ACL, out for season

Matt Verderame
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco Out for Season with Torn ACL
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco Out for Season with Torn ACL

The Baltimore Ravens beat the St. Louis Rams on Sunday night, but any shred of hope going forward was ripped away with the news that quarterback Joe Flacco sustained a torn ACL. Flacco finished the game but apparently hurt the knee during the final series during the afternoon and will undergo surgery, putting him out for the season.

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Without Flacco, the Ravens will turn to veteran Matt Schaub. Baltimore is sitting at 3-7 and looking at a very long six weeks ahead of it.

Flacco is in his eighth season with Baltimore, and was having a pretty average campaign. The former University of Delaware star threw for 2,492 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season with 10 interceptions. Flacco won the Super Bowl in 2012 and was given a six-year, $120 million deal afterwards.

This has been a disaster of a season for the Ravens, who have now lost Flacco, Steve Smith and Justin Forsett for the season. Forsett broke his arm in the first quarter of Sunday's game, a gruesome injury to say the least.