Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who’s eligible to
return to practice this week, is on pace to rejoin the team earlier than
anticipated, reports Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun.
Without saying that Lewis would practice Thursday — the
first day he is eligible to do so — coach John Harbaugh said the 37-year-old
linebacker is on pace to return earlier than anticipated.
Lewis has missed the Ravens last five games after tearing
his right triceps in the team’s 31-29 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. It was
an injury that could have potentially sidelined Lewis for the remainder of the
season, but the veteran’s rehab has been going extremely well and he’s poised
to return for the end of the regular season.
If Lewis is able to return to practice this week, the first
game he would be eligible to play in would be on Dec. 16 against the Denver
Broncos. Harbaugh told reporters the team would take things slow with Lewis and
test his injured arm to make sure “it can hold up.”
Lewis has been using a hyperbaric chamber and platelet-rich
plasma therapy to help him recover and return sooner.
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