HC John Harbaugh confirms that Andrews suffered a season-ending ankle injury during the first quarter of last night's win against the Bengals.
The injury occurred during a 1st and 10 play on the 13 where QB Lamar Jackson threw a 9-yard reception to Andrews. Bengals LB Logan Wilson rolled up on Andrews' ankle while tackling him from behind around the 3 yard line. Just one minute later, Gus Edwards ran for a 3-yard touchdown for the Ravens on their way to a decisive win against their division rivals.
After the play, Andrews was seen limping off the field and into the locker room without assistance.
"It looks like a season-ending injury," Harbaugh announced after the Ravens' 34-20 win. "I think it's a form of a high ankle [injury], but more than just a sprain."
For the season, the six-year veteran has 45 receptions for 544 yards and six touchdowns, leading all NFL tight ends in touchdowns.
"He's going to be missed as a leader," Harbaugh said. "He's a fiery, emotional guy. He's an energy-bringer every single day, so we're going to have to all make up for that, too."
The Ravens will need to rely on second-year TEs Isaiah Likely and Charlie Kolar from here on out. Likely has nine catches for 89 yards this season and previously played well when Andrews was out last season. Kolar caught one pass for 13 yards against the Bengals after Andrews left the game.
As Andrews is a go-to target for Jackson, especially in the red zone, this is a major loss for the AFC North division leader and fantasy teams.