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Triceps tear could be severe enough to end Ray Lewis’s season

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The Ravens won’t know for sure until an MRI in the morning, but the news doesn’t appear to be good on the status of linebacker Ray Lewis.

According to FoxSports’ Jay Glazer, doctors don’t think Lewis has a complete tear of his triceps, but it might still be severe enough to knock him out for the rest of the season.

Glazer said Lewis was in too much pain to get an accurate diagnosis on the sidelines.

The Ravens also fear cornerback Lardarius Webb is done for the year with a torn ACL, but he too will have an MRI tomorrow to confirm.

Even though he’s not playing to his old level, Lewis is still an important part for his leadership alone, and would be deeply missed.

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65 Responses to “Triceps tear could be severe enough to end Ray Lewis’s season”
  1. dmackerman says: Oct 14, 2012 9:06 PM

    His career is done if this is for the season.

  2. tonyarnold2 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:07 PM

    NOOOOOOOO!! If this ends his season, it would probably end his career too.

  3. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:07 PM

    Yikes.

  4. Stiller43 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:09 PM

    Tough blow for a defense that was bottom 5 already.

    On a side note, i wouldnt want to be the one to tell him he’s done…

  5. garcia95 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:09 PM

    You mean career

  6. 2difshoe says: Oct 14, 2012 9:10 PM

    Good thoughts foe a speedy recover…you always want to be a team with the best players on the field…and Lewis, fahgedabouit !

  7. jrocknstuff says: Oct 14, 2012 9:11 PM

    The next few weeks are going to seem like an eternity until Suggs returns.

  8. scoops1 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:13 PM

    He ain’t goin out like that

  9. yahmule says: Oct 14, 2012 9:14 PM

    A merciful end to his season. The guy is washed up and nobody wants to admit it.

  10. king914 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:16 PM

    tough day for the ravens d. That defense didn’t look that well and this will only set them back.

  11. majbobby says: Oct 14, 2012 9:17 PM

    If true prolly ends his HOF career as well

  12. nyyjetsknicks says: Oct 14, 2012 9:18 PM

    tonyarnold2 says:
    Oct 14, 2012 9:07 PM
    NOOOOOOOO!! If this ends his season, it would probably end his career too.

    ______________________

    I disagree. Guys who play at a high level for a long period of time want to go out on their terms. Look at Mariano Rivera. Said he would retire at the end of the Yankeea season. Tears his acl and is now coming back for another year.

  13. msstiller58 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:20 PM

    Would it be too creepy if Flacco said “he has to go under the knife?”

  14. mb7756 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:27 PM

    Now I know that he wasn’t on the Madden 13 cover, but he does have a nice video segment every time you start the game. So… maybe the curse can go beyond just the cover.

  15. blackngold4life says: Oct 14, 2012 9:31 PM

    Aaron smith was never the same..Retired the next season after he came back he tore the same one I think in the 1st or 2nd game

  16. gammynomnom says: Oct 14, 2012 9:32 PM

    Thaaaaaaaaaaaats a shame.

  17. christopher525 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:32 PM

    I doubt that it will end his career if it ends the season, he’s not the type to just hang it up because he got hurt and is a bit older.

  18. joeyd524 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:33 PM

    Washed up? You should be banned

  19. libertynchurch says: Oct 14, 2012 9:34 PM

    Very few get to retire with their tank half-full. Hope this injury doesn’t end Ray’s career. But if it does, I would
    salute Ray as a true warrior. An imperfect man who will inspire many, long after his playing days are over. God Bless and good luck…

  20. kilo0986 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:36 PM

    My best wishes and a fast recovery Ray, its a sad inevitability that players get hurt and I hate to see it. Hope this a lesson though to all those scum raven fans that laughed when a Steeler went down.

  21. green41563 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:38 PM

    Is there any way he could compensate by using his non-slashing arm?

  22. dgoens3109 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:41 PM

    As a football fan this is sad news. I really, really hope it’s not that severe. If it is, with him and Webb done for the year the AFC is officially wide the hell open.

  23. damnskins703 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:47 PM

    Ray Lewis is the greatest linebacker I have ever seen play the game… If his career is over he has nothing to be ashamed of he is a first ballot hof er

  24. ncsteeler says: Oct 14, 2012 9:51 PM

    Suggs is certainly the bigger loss and, dare I say, the loss of Webb may be a bigger deal than loosing Lewis at this stage of his career.

    In some ways after the last two wins (as well as the NE win), the Ravens were looking like destiny’s team this year and Ray’s big chance for another ring.

  25. gr8stshow0nturftoe8 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:52 PM

    Bad break for Lewis, one of the greatest. But dont be the one who tells him he’s done playing…or else

  26. husky2score says: Oct 14, 2012 9:52 PM

    Hey steelers fans, how about showing respect to the nfl’s best linebacker. Sure he has owned you but Ray Lewis is greater than any player on your team. And if “Oh he maybe killed somebody, so he’s bad” is what you will say, that was 10 years ago, and he is a better man and example for all athletes.

  27. midnightgreen12 says: Oct 14, 2012 9:58 PM

    Ray is not ending his career like this best MLB ever to play the game!! # procanes

  28. jr4real says: Oct 14, 2012 10:04 PM

    Flacco jinxed him

  29. carlsbadboltfan says: Oct 14, 2012 10:07 PM

    One thing I’ve learned is to never count Ray Lewis completely out of anything.

  30. phenriswolf says: Oct 14, 2012 10:12 PM

    life long steeler fan. butler pa. signed up just for this story. if ray lewis is done i tip my had and am sad. he makes the rivalry great. get well soon ray ray. nothing but love in the burgh

  31. phenriswolf says: Oct 14, 2012 10:13 PM

    hat*

  32. dr45acp says: Oct 14, 2012 10:14 PM

    If you think this will end his career….I think you all are mistaken….this would be a bump in the road to Ray Lewis….

  33. phenriswolf says: Oct 14, 2012 10:15 PM

    id rather the steelers lose to a healthy raven than beat a broken one.

  34. Deb says: Oct 14, 2012 10:26 PM

    As other Steelers fans have said, I want us to play a healthy Ravens team and have been hoping Suggs would return before our November matchup. The rivalry is more fun when all the players are on the field. Terrible news about Webb, but I’m sick over the report on Ray Lewis. He’s one of the greats of the game, and you want to see a guy like that retire on his own terms after playing his final season at full tilt. I pray his injury is not the end of his career. God bless, Ray!

  35. jacobslatter says: Oct 14, 2012 10:46 PM

    Ray’s tricep was described as a deep, stabbing pain.

  36. joewilliesshnoz says: Oct 14, 2012 11:01 PM

    Thanks a lot Ray, it’s been a blast !

  37. Stiller43 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:04 PM

    Husky2score,

    Hey steelers fans, how about showing respect to the nfl’s best linebacker. Sure he has owned you but Ray Lewis is greater than any player on your team. And if “Oh he maybe killed somebody, so he’s bad” is what you will say, that was 10 years ago, and he is a better man and example for all athletes.

    ————————-

    How trashed are you right now to post that?

  38. darkwingxxx says: Oct 14, 2012 11:11 PM

    If this is the end for him, I am truly sad. As a life long Ravens fan, I wanted him to one win ring and retire. Thank you Ray for all of passion, heart, spirit, blood, sweat, tears of glory as a Baltimore Raven. You are the heart and soul of the community of Baltimore.

  39. bobzilla1001 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:15 PM

    I’m beginning to think that the AFC North has suddenly turned into the AFC West in that a 9-7 or an 8-8 record might win the division…
    After Thursday night and before Sunday, I wouldn’t have given the Steelers a snowball’s chance of beating the Ravens this season. Now… well, my opinion has changed.
    Things have just gotten interesting between the Ravens, Steelers and Bengals, with the Browns playing the spoilers.

  40. sfsaintsfan says: Oct 14, 2012 11:15 PM

    The man is a great football player and a motivator. One of the best who has ever played the game and I hope he can come back from this injury.

    Interesting that before the game today he was leading his team in a pre-game chant to fire them up and he said “we need to knock somebody out” during the game. This is the way football players talk. They fire themselves out by talking this way. The Ravens did not take the field with an “intent to injure” but a literal reading of the statement sure could infer that they wanted to knock somebody out. I am sure Roger Goodell will see it the way Ray Lewis meant the statement, as a way to fire up his teammates. After all, he doesn’t play for the Saints.

  41. msstiller58 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:33 PM

    Somehow, being a lifelong Ravens fan (they’ve only been around 17 years) just doesn’t have the same ring to it as being a lifelong Giants or Steelers fan (possibly 80+ years).
    And Lewis “owning” the Steelers? Out of 35 games, Steelers have won 21. That’s hardly owning them.

  42. mbart94 says: Oct 14, 2012 11:47 PM

    I agree as a Steeler fan, we want to face the Ravens with everyone being healthy but by the time we meet up you would have to expect injuries are going to pile up. The AFC as a whole is awful this season. Up until tonight the Texans looked like the dominate team. Baltimore is worst 5-1 team ever (barely beating KC and dump clock management by Cowboys). AFC East teams are all 3-3, Bengals are 3-3, if Denver beats SD monday night they will both be 3-3 and everyone else is under .500. Come on 7-9 or 8-8 playoff teams and possibly division winner haha. NFC is the dominate conference so far.

  43. patriotinvasion says: Oct 15, 2012 12:05 AM

    Team allegiances aside, Ray Lewis is one of the reasons I love football. Dude brings it every play. I’m a Patriots fan, but should we get another crack at the Ravens this year without Ray, it will not be the same.

    FYI Ravens fans – Pats went through the same thing as Rodney Harrison, Tedy Bruschi, and other got old and injuries pushed them into retirement. As you saw today while Russell Freakin Wilson was lighting us up, we still haven’t fully recovered

  44. dbcahill says: Oct 15, 2012 12:25 AM

    Good riddance.

  45. dikhurtz says: Oct 15, 2012 12:33 AM

    Suck it up Ray ! If Ronnie Lott can cut off his finger so he can continue to play then you can duct tape your tricep to your bicep and keep playing.

  46. shed1974 says: Oct 15, 2012 1:29 AM

    R.I.P. Ray

  47. bshuclassof2012 says: Oct 15, 2012 1:54 AM

    msstiller58 says:
    Oct 14, 2012 11:33 PM
    Somehow, being a lifelong Ravens fan (they’ve only been around 17 years) just doesn’t have the same ring to it as being a lifelong Giants or Steelers fan (possibly 80+ years).
    And Lewis “owning” the Steelers? Out of 35 games, Steelers have won 21. That’s hardly owning them
    __________________________________

    Didn’t realize you had to be a senior citizen to be a lifelong fan. I’m sure there is a 17 year old Steelers fan out there who would say the same thing. The team’s history is the warm blanket Steelers fans huddle under to remind themselves that the 2012 version of their team sucks. See ya in November. Signed,

    Lifelong Ravens Fan

  48. blackngold4life says: Oct 15, 2012 2:11 AM

    LOL @ Show some respect..every time a Steeler player gets injured raven fans jump for joy ,get on here and round they fingers cause they so envious of those 7 Lombardi trophys..but I’m never one to celebrate a players injury. Lewis is a 1st ballot HOFer and a leader of men. Wish him a speedy recovery, just hope he don’t end up like Aaron Smith did with the same injury.

  49. badintent says: Oct 15, 2012 2:15 AM

    Triceps are 3 muscles, how many did he tear ? one of 3 ? 2 of three. ? We need more info here. The small head of the tricep is not a major muscle. It would hurt like heck to get hit, but he could still play with it, he doesn’t need it to throw a pass.. Man up children, this is Ray we talking about., not a baseball player with a hang nail.
    I’m a Gmen fan, but always liked a nasty Raven Defense , reminds me of the Taylor, Banks, Carson years.

  50. blackngold4life says: Oct 15, 2012 2:20 AM

    Wish I had the numbers off hand for the Matchups with Steelers and Ravens since Lewis joins the team.. I’m 100% sure Steelers lead that serries so to the idiot that said Lewis “owns” the Steelers do ya homework chump! And untilled the Ravens knock the Steelers out the playoff it looks like they own the Ravens.

  51. ripseau says: Oct 15, 2012 2:40 AM

    If that’s it for ray ray, it was a pleasure. Probably the best mlb ever

  52. tribulationpress says: Oct 15, 2012 3:15 AM

    i’m pretty sure the ravens swept the steelers last year and in ’06 so it’s not like the steelers are dominating or anything.

    God bless you Ray.

  53. descendency says: Oct 15, 2012 3:34 AM

    His son is playing at the U next year and he wants to see him play, so this probably just ended his career.

    Such a sad way for a future hall of famer to go out.

  54. canjura says: Oct 15, 2012 4:43 AM

    Orlando Pace had a triceps tear and it basically ended his career.. tough blow to my prediction to win the Super Bowl though.

  55. dawhorsefeathers says: Oct 15, 2012 6:01 AM

    blackngold4life says:
    Oct 15, 2012 2:11 AM
    LOL @ Show some respect..every time a Steeler player gets injured raven fans jump for joy ,get on here and round they fingers cause they so envious of those 7 Lombardi trophys..
    —————————-
    Example? I doubt you’ll find anything like Stiller43 or steelersownyou. Even ravenator doesn’t celebrate injuries. And WTF does “round they fingers” mean?

    Also, putting that 7th on the shelf already while sitting 2-3 is pretty ambitious.

  56. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Oct 15, 2012 6:43 AM

    I thought the Steelers were the only ones getting old? Giving up 200 yards a game on the ground? The Ravens have been lucking out by pulling out the w’s.
    That will end soon enough.
    See Ya later Ray Ray. Not sad to see u go!!!

  57. johndeerehats says: Oct 15, 2012 6:45 AM

    He did make an appearance in the new Madden….The curse lives!

  58. bubblehead22 says: Oct 15, 2012 8:42 AM

    Good player and good bye to those tired speeches and sermons.

  59. steelcityzombie says: Oct 15, 2012 8:57 AM

    this is not good news! i feel your pain ravens fans…we have been hit with the injury bug too and it is no fun!!! you want to see your best players on the field when these two teams play!

  60. ednperez says: Oct 15, 2012 10:54 AM

    Only time will tell if this will end Lewis’ year and (likely) career. As a life-long Steelers fan, I have to admit that games between these two teams are the Games of the Year – every year.

    It’s sad, but inevitable that players retire, on their own or through injury, sometimes.

    Best of luck to Ray Lewis – he is the heart and soul of the Ravens. He made that team great. Without Ray Lewis, there would have been to Ravens D these last 17 years.

  61. rdubbz says: Oct 15, 2012 11:47 AM

    If I were a Ravens fan I would be more concerned about their QB who has yet to prove he can win the big game. Oh as the commentators say, he’s finally developed. Yeah it’s only taken him almost 6 years to be mentioned and he still can’t win a championship. AS for your bellyaching about injuries??? What a laugher, the Steelers finished the last game with 0 replacement linemen, 1 running back, two all pros off the defense and all of their top draft picks have been out for the year thus far or have been injures half of the time. They have actually had two all pros out of every game on defense. YOu guys are missing suggs and your d is struggling. You guys have a couple good years where you split and luckily swept once. You’ve been getting your asses handed to you for years. Get REAL. And as far as your great defense, who finished number 1 last year and most of the years before that. POSERS- It will be sad to miss RAY RAYS TRIBAL dances before each game. What a show boat. He’s too skinny he can’t stop the run anymore. Should have kept his weight on.
    The best thing about the Ravens are their acquisitions at wide receiver. Those two can play. Now all you need is HERMAN MUNSTER TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP:)

  62. johnmshort3 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:14 PM

    I am a browns fan but hate to see ray’s career end in injury he is a first ballot HOF and will be missed by his fan’s just not in Cleveland wink wink.

  63. msstiller58 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:19 PM

    Lewis has been with the team since it began in 1996. No, you don’t have to be a senior citizen to be a lifelong fan of any team and that isn’t what I said. All I said was it doesn’t have the same ring to it. Can’t you agree to any off-hand comment? The Steelers D is old and you rarely hear a fan deny that, yet Ravens fans are annoyed when anyone says Lewis is old. For his position – it’s like dog years – he’s old. I hope the ravens vs steelers rivalry remains rabid, as probably the fans of both teams want that. Hines Ward will be hated in Balto for eternity. And most Steelers fans appreciate that.

  64. yyyass says: Oct 15, 2012 12:40 PM

    A few seasons ago when Lewis was out with an injury the Ravens went undefeated in those games because players stepped up – and that was with Lewis playing closer to his prime. These days he is much easier to replace on the field, but they’ll still have his presence on the sidelines FWIW. In fact, a faster middle LB might solve their edge problems because they won’t have to cover Lewis as much. Losing Pagano to Indy, and Webb to another blown knee are more lethal blows to their defense than Lewis at this point. DC Dean Pees is in over head and Webb is the only top tier performer they have in the entire secondary roster. Reed and the rest are average to below average. Suggs coming back will help, but he can’t compensate for Maddison Ver 2.0 in Pees.

  65. hor2012 says: Oct 15, 2012 1:47 PM

    I think that might do it. But, it’s been a great ride. And, it was a previledge to see the evolution of the man from what he was early in life to who he has become now.

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