Ray Lewis out for Ravens' season with triceps tear


The hits keep coming for the Baltimore Ravens.

Baltimore Ravens with and without Ray Lewis
With Without
Win-loss record 128-100-1 17-16
Points allowed per game 17.8 21.0
Yards allowed per game 297.8 308.0
Rushing yards allowed per game 92.1 105.8
Takeaways per game 2.0 1.8

Coach John Harbaugh announced Monday that All-Pro linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the rest of the season with a complete triceps tear suffered in Sunday's costly win over the Dallas Cowboys.

"Ray has a triceps tear. A complete tear. So he'll be out for the season," Harbaugh told reporters. "We just found that out in the last five minutes."

Harbaugh also confirmed cornerback Lardarius Webb suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament against the Cowboys and is done for the year.

Lewis was injured near the end of the game and sat out the final few drives, not something Ravens fans are accustomed to seeing from the man who has started 226 games since the team made him the 26th overall pick of the 1996 NFL Draft.

It's unclear what the future holds for Lewis, who turns 38 in May. After 13 Pro Bowl campaigns, Lewis hasn't been himself this season. Neither has Baltimore's defense, which ranks 23rd against the pass and has allowed a brutal 200-plus yards on the ground two weeks running.

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Lewis is due to make $5.4 million next season as part of a seven-year, $44.5 million contract that runs through 2015. The money is deep background -- the pressing question here is if Lewis will play another game for the franchise with which he's so deeply intertwined.

It's not a matter of age with Lewis. He has accomplished too much to be counted out, but this wasn't the plan in Baltimore.

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