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When the Denver Broncos (8-3) face the Baltimore Ravens (9-2) in Week 15, Ray Lewis could be out on the field at middle linebacker for the Ravens.
Lewis tore his triceps in October, but has been recovering well, according to ESPN:
“Coach John Harbaugh now thinks Lewis will play in the regular season. “That’s a best guess,” Harbaugh said, via The Baltimore Sun. “He’s working hard to do that. We’ll see.” Harbaugh wouldn’t say whether Lewis would practice this week, but the former two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year can return to the practice field as early as Thursday.
“Lewis, who tore his triceps on Oct. 14, would be eligible to play in the Dec. 16 game against Denver. “[J]ust talking to Ray, it sounds like things have gone well,” Harbaugh said. “There have been no setbacks. So there’s a possibility.”‘
Obviously, quarterback Peyton Manning stands a better chance to walk away from Baltimore with a victory if Lewis does not play. But the Broncos cannot write off Lewis, who many thought would retire after he suffered the injury earlier in the season.
We’ll know more about Lewis’s status as Week 15 draws closer. A win over Baltimore would help the Broncos’ playing seeding. Stay tuned.