Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14

MINNEAPOLIS - OCTOBER 18: Linebacker Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings during NFL action at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on October 18, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Ravens 33-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
The Baltimore Ravens were hoping former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Ray Lewis could return to practice this week after undergoing surgery last month to repair a torn right triceps tendon. The middle linebacker has been diligently rehabilitating, using a hyperbaric chamber and platelet-rich therapy to accelerate the healing process. On the injured reserve/designated to return list, Lewis is eligible to begin practicing as soon as Thursday and potentially play in a regular-season game Dec. 16 against the Denver Broncos. "I think he will," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said when asked if he anticipated Lewis being back before the playoffs. "That's just the best guess. He's working hard to do that. We'll see. "Whatever the rules are, I'd say he could practice as soon as the rules allow him to practice. We'll have an update for you on that." Lewis will have to prove to team officials that he can fend off blocks. He wasn't having a banner season before his injury, getting sh...
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