Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/24/14

SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 20: Ray Lewis #52 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on prior to the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 20, 2009 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The torn triceps that knocked Ray Lewis out earlier this year may have been termed “season-ending” by medical experts. But the Ravens linebacker isn’t letting himself be bound by any professional prognostications. Lewis is expected to return before the end of this season, Yahoo! Sports reports, according to several sources within the Baltimore organization. Lewis tore his triceps in October but could be back by Dec. 16, when the Ravens host the likely playoff-bound Broncos, according to the report. The hopeful news already has some Ravens thinking big. “At the end of the day, you’re gonna see Ray Lewis again,” linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said. “For the greatest player in Ravens history to be able to return from this injury and come on this championship run with us? When he was said to be down and out? Man, that’s critical mass. When he comes through that tunnel, that’s gonna be the earthquake and the tsunami.” Ayanbadejo also suggested that Lewis is timing his return depending on how the Ravens (9-2) fare. “He might not be back until we really need him,” he said. “Pittsburgh losing probably gives us more time.” Lewis hasn’t been a stranger during his injury, showing up to cheer on his teammates — including a patented Lewis pregame speech Sunday. He didn’t answer questions about the report that his return was imminent. “You’ve got eyes,” he said, according to Yahoo! Sports. “What do you expect to happen? I’m here to support my team.” Lewis has reportedly been using platelet-rich plasma therapy to help his recovery. And he’s not the first Baltimore player to not be limited by a medical timeline this year — linebacker Terrell Suggs also came back early from an Achilles injury this season. As if the Ravens defense wasn’t terrifying enough.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Percy Harvin not planning on changing

Ricky Williams: People are let down when I turn down weed

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

Randall Cobb: Contract situation played role in slow start

Notre Dame WR faces discipline if he hooked up with porn star?

PGA president calls Ian Poulter ‘lil girl’ for Nick Faldo comments

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Belichick declines to address Revis' reported tardiness

Texas mayor delays Halloween for Friday night football game

C-USA hired PR firm to help Marshall’s playoff chances

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift, blames media for scrutiny

Report: Cowboys could limit DeMarco Murray's touches

Lakers announce Steve Nash to miss season with back issues

'FIFA 15' glitch turns goalie into headless giant with no arms

WATCH: HBO releases trailer of 'The Offseason: Kevin Durant'

Broncos corner snags INT, then takes pregnant wife to hospital

Gurley dressed up as a pirate for Halloween, yelled, 'Free me'

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Nick Saban pens touching letter after high school coach dies

NBA Replay Center readies for its debut on Opening Night

WATCH: Former NBAer delivers vicious flying elbow Down Under

RNS looking to add agents with existing client rosters

Would World Series win make the Giants a dynasty?

NFL teams facing potential must-win scenarios in Week 8

WATCH: Jeremy Lin poses as Adidas employee for prank

Ravens News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Lakers: Steve Nash out for season

Is Mack Brown SMU's best option?

Are sports leagues finally getting serious about domestic violence?

Brian Urlacher rips Jay Cutler

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.