Getty Images Sport/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco suffered a season-ending knee injury in Sunday’s game, ESPN reports.
Flacco said he tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament in his left knee on the first play of the final drive of his team’s victory over the St. Louis Rams.
Despite the injury he finished out the game, handing off on the next two plays while hobbling and spiked the ball to stop the clock for Justin Tucker’s 47-yard field goal.
“I wanted to win a game,” he said. “I don’t know if [staying on the field] was the best thing, but it’s just a reaction.”
The injury will be the first time Flacco will miss a game since being drafted by the Ravens in 2008. He has started 122 straight games in his career, the fifth-longest streak in NFL history, according to ESPN.
Flacco was hurt three quarters after the Ravens lost starting running back Justin Forsett to a broken right arm.
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