Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, addressing reporters on Thursday before the official game statuses were disclosed, depicted Mark Andrews’ status as uncertain. The prospect of Andrews returning heightens the threat level of Baltimore’s offense.

Since his significant ankle injury on Nov. 16, second-year tight end Isaiah Likely has impressively stepped into Andrews’ role, amassing 21 receptions for 322 yards and five touchdowns. 

The Ravens, securing the top seed and earning a bye for the Super Wild Card Weekend with a strong finish in the 2023 regular season, were not solely propelled by quarterback Lamar Jackson’s brilliance. 

Mark Andrews Eyes Playoff Return After Successful Recovery 

Expressing his sentiments to reporters on Wednesday via the team’s official website, Andrews shared, “It’s how I feel, at the end of the day. Just knowing how formidable this team is, how skilled our players are, how talented our tight ends are, if I sense that I can contribute to the team, I’m ready to go.” 

In a surprising turn, Mark Andrews participated fully in the last two practices of the week in Baltimore, injecting a sense of optimism. The star tight end is now listed as questionable for the Ravens’ upcoming game on Saturday against the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional Round. 

Andrews suffered his ankle injury during a Thursday night triumph over Cincinnati on Nov. 16 when a Bengals defender hip-drop tackled him. Initially, the prevailing belief was that his season was over, but Andrews has successfully navigated through rehabilitation, presenting a chance for a postseason return.