Lions RB Mohamed Ibrahim, a Baltimore native, carted off the field in first NFL game vs. Ravens

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Detroit Lions running back Mohamed Ibrahim, a Baltimore native, was carted off the field with a hip injury in his first career NFL game Sunday against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium.

Ibrahim returned a squib kick in the third quarter and was hit below the waist. He remained on the ground for several minutes as trainers tended to him before a cart was brought onto the field. Ibrahim was put on a back brace with his right leg immobilized before being loaded onto the cart, but he gave two thumbs up to the crowd as he exited the field.

The Lions quickly ruled the 25-year-old rookie out for the rest of the game.

Ibrahim, who attended Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney before becoming a college star at Minnesota, was elevated from the practice squad Saturday to make his NFL debut. The Lions signed him as an undrafted free agent to provide depth behind fellow rookie Jahmyr Gibbs, who received the bulk of the carries Sunday in place of injured starter David Montgomery (ribs).

A three-star prospect who was lightly recruited out of high school, Ibrahim became one of the most productive running backs in Big Ten Conference history. He ranks first in school history in career rushing yards (4,668) and rushing touchdowns (53) and became the first Golden Gopher to record 19 straight 100-yard rushing games.

However, Ibrahim suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in the 2021 opener and missed the rest of the season. He returned in 2022, earning second-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honors by setting school records with 320 carries for 1,665 rushing yards and tying for the Football Bowl Subdivision lead with 20 rushing touchdowns.


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