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 for 2013-14.
In Lewis’ absence, the Ravens will use a combination of Jameel McClain, Dannell Ellerbe and possible Albert McClellan, according to Mink.