Hurst (foot) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Cincinnati, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic-Baltimore reports.
Hurst was always expected to miss at least two games after having surgery Aug. 24 to address a stress fracture in his foot. He's likely hoping to be back for Week 3 or Week 4, at which point he'd enter a timeshare at tight end. Nick Boyle, Maxx Williams and Mark Andrews had three receptions apiece in Sunday's 47-3 win over the Bills.
Hurst (foot) is out for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Hurst never had any real shot to play, as he's just two weeks removed from a minor procedure that carries an estimated recovery timetable of 3-to-4 weeks. With Baltimore's next game coming just four days later on Thursday Night Football, the rookie tight end is likely targeting Week 3 or 4 for his regular-season NFL debut. Nick Boyle figures to start at tight end in the meantime, followed by Maxx Williams and Mark Andrews on the depth chart. Hurst is still the best bet of the bunch to establish fantasy value at some point this season.
Hurst caught three of four targets for 14 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's Hall of Fame game against the Bears.
Hurst looked to have missed a few blocks during his preseason debut, but he more than made up for it with solid route running and soft hands. The highlight of the rookie's night was on a seven-yard scoring strike from fellow first-rounder Lamar Jackson, something Ravens fans hope to be seeing plenty of in the future. Hurst will next take the field in Baltimore's second preseason game next Thursday against the Rams.
|4||9/30/18||@ PIT||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ TEN||4:25 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|13||12/2/18||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|