Originally posted on Ravens Football Machine  |  Last updated 10/16/12
It's official from the medical standpoint--- inside linebacker extraordinaire Ray Lewis is gone for the season (and possibly forever) with a torn triceps muscle, and all-world cornerback Lardarius Webb is done for the year too with a torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in his left knee...The Ravens at least have the knowledge that their overall team leader Ray Lewis will still be available on the sidelines to inspire and motivate his teammates. Heck, Lewis was basically another coach on the field anyways. That part will not change.But after 17 years of meeting and greeting opposing players in battle, the active part of Ray Lewis' career may have just ended.Lewis had lost a step or two in both run and pass coverage over the past two years anyway. That much is well known. But his signal-calling and spiritual leadership for the Ravens defense had never diminished.Lardarius Webb is another story. He had just emerged as one of the best coverage cornerbacks in the NFL after recovering f...
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