Following the news that cornerback Lardarius Webb would be
out for the remainder of the season, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh told
reporters, including Ryan Mink of NFL.com, the team would also be without linebacker
Ray Lewis for the year.
“Ray has a triceps tear,”
Harbaugh said. “A complete tear. So he’ll be out for the season.”
Lewis suffered a complete tear of his triceps muscle during
the Ravens victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday. He sustained the injury late
in the game and wasn’t able to return to the field.
Lewis led the team in tackles, but he was also a leader in
the locker room as well as on the field. Even at the age of 37 he was still
playing at a high level.
Given his age and the position he plays, many are beginning
to question whether or not Lewis will elect retirement following his
season-ending injury. Lewis and the Ravens haven’t yet commented on his status
In Lewis’ absence, the Ravens will use a combination of
Jameel McClain, Dannell Ellerbe and possible Albert McClellan, according to