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Test confirm Lardarius Webb tore ACL, out for season

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It might not be the last bad news of the day for the Ravens, but it is the first.

Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb will miss the rest of the season after tests confirmed he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

Webb signed a $50 million contract this offseason, and deals a huge blow to a defense that doesn’t need more. He tore his right ACL as a rookie and came back, so at least he knows the trials of rehab well.

The injury forces former first-rounder Jimmy Smith into the starting lineup opposite Cary Williams.

The Ravens are also awaiting tests on linebacker Ray Lewis, which could be another huge hit if his triceps injury is as bad as feared.

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24 Responses to “Test confirm Lardarius Webb tore ACL, out for season”
  1. takingbacksundays5 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:16 AM

    Dagger.

  2. caseyanthonymunoz says: Oct 15, 2012 11:16 AM

    Ray Lewis must be the one performing surgery because I just saw him walking around with a knife.

  3. stealersfannot says: Oct 15, 2012 11:17 AM

    I’m sorry about this for Webby. We know how hard he works out there and what he brings. Keep your head up and we’ll be looking forward to your return!

    Time to step up Jimmy!

  4. thatswhatsgooood says: Oct 15, 2012 11:21 AM

    I still don’t see how he tore his ACL. When I saw the replay yesterday I agreed with Brian Billick that it looked like he simply bumped knees with Bryant and he could be back later that quarter. This definitely hurts big time. Webb isn’t just a shutdown corner he’s a play maker. Time for 1st-rounder Jimmy Smith to step up and make his presence known.

  5. sikkcaden says: Oct 15, 2012 11:28 AM

    Something tells me Classy Steelers fans will be celebrating semi-privately.

  6. ballinmore says: Oct 15, 2012 11:30 AM

    And the phone is ringing in Tampa Bay to see what they are looking to get for Aqib Talib.

  7. macadamia2010 says: Oct 15, 2012 11:32 AM

    Next man up! Get well soon Webby.

  8. patriotinvasion says: Oct 15, 2012 11:40 AM

    Ughhh. Sick of ACL injuries. Put everyone in knee braces and level the playing field for all. We have helmets for head injuries, and need braces for knee injuries.

  9. melikefootball says: Oct 15, 2012 11:41 AM

    To bad. Looks to be Baltimore’s year, winning thoser close games that could easily gone the other way. They need to sign Flaco !

  10. southpaw2k says: Oct 15, 2012 11:57 AM

    thatswhatsgooood says:
    Oct 15, 2012 11:21 AM
    I still don’t see how he tore his ACL. When I saw the replay yesterday I agreed with Brian Billick that it looked like he simply bumped knees with Bryant and he could be back later that quarter. This definitely hurts big time. Webb isn’t just a shutdown corner he’s a play maker. Time for 1st-rounder Jimmy Smith to step up and make his presence known.

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    Completely agree. I think replays were even blown up at one point to try showing exactly what Webb could have done to tear his ACL in that play, and I don’t recall seeing any awkward twisting of the leg at all. Webb is arguably one of the five best CBs in the league, and along with losing Lewis for what is likely the rest of the season as well, the Ravens’ D desperately needs Suggs to come back.

  11. number20pick6 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:18 PM

    Alright Joe, now is your chance to step up and lead this team. You said you weren’t getting any cheaper, time to prove it. The defense struggled when healthy, now they are hurt. You have to accept that opposing teams will put up at least 24 pts a game. You will have to step up and put up some points, like week 1. Remember week 1? Don’t forget that you have a great runner to lean on. The more you give him the ball, the less the defense will be on the field. It’s science. You have the tools. Now go do it. Godspeed

  12. daburgher says: Oct 15, 2012 12:27 PM

    as a steelers fan id still trade ike straight up for a one legged webb.. maybe even throw in a couple picks..

  13. ravenmadness says: Oct 15, 2012 12:27 PM

    Most Steelers fans have been pretty classy. There is hate but mutual respect. It looks to me like the never done anything Bengals fans are much worse..

  14. geniusfan says: Oct 15, 2012 12:28 PM

    Joe Flacco better be as good as he thinks he is because the Ravens defense isn’t very good anymore. Can’t stop the run and now they will struggle mightily to stop the pass.

  15. hines86for6 says: Oct 15, 2012 12:42 PM

    Hate this for Webb. dude might be the 2nd best CB in the div after Joe Haden. ACL injuries suck. Hopefully he can heal on the same timeline as Mendenhall.

  16. steelcityzombie says: Oct 15, 2012 12:55 PM

    this is not cool…all the acl injuries in the league!!! is it me or does it seem like when the nfl cut back on the contact practices, the number of injuries has gone up?

  17. steelers4385 says: Oct 15, 2012 1:04 PM

    Ok not that i ever wish for guys to be hurt because nobody deserves it unless your Vick…..but as a steelers fan…now u scrub ravens fans are gunna know what its like to be without some of your best defensive players.

  18. dram931 says: Oct 15, 2012 1:22 PM

    How can Jimmy Smith be a “former” first rounder. If he was drafted in the first round, wouldn’t he always be a first rounder regardless of the year he was drafted?

  19. dram931 says: Oct 15, 2012 1:28 PM

    And they will be playing a Texans team this Sunday coming off that dismantling of a game vs. the Packers. Flacco will have to play a good game vs a defense that just gave every team plenty of tape showing where the weakneeses are. Should be a good game!

  20. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 15, 2012 2:36 PM

    Checked out some of the comments: as a Steeler fan, many of us don’t want to ever see Raven players injured. I sure as heck don’t.

    We prefer strength on strength — where both teams go to battle fully healthy, and best team wins.

    Unfortunately, we’ve been deluged with key injuries — and equally unfortunately, the Ravens appear to now be getting slammed similarly.

    It blows to have legendary match-ups compromised like this. Wouldn’t it be so much cooler if we bring a full strength Troy, Harrison, Mendenhall, Pouncey, Woodley and DeCastro to play the Ravens with an equally healthy Ray, Lardarius and Sizzle? Now that would be football.

  21. dontstabmeray says: Oct 15, 2012 3:04 PM

    Losing Ray Ray is actually a blessing for the Ravens. Has anyone watched him this year? He can’t play anymore.

  22. tsuscrumhalf says: Oct 15, 2012 3:09 PM

    Ravens v Steelers. Even banged up, it’s still awesome football……!

    May we both heal quickly between now & then and have the best guys who aren’t on IR show up and be able to play. If PollyMullet & Harrison can be healthy for only 2 full games this year, I want them to be vs. my Ravens. Bring your best, we’ll do the same & may the slobber get knocked……

  23. stlrldyfn says: Oct 15, 2012 7:52 PM

    Finally! So happy to see Ravens & Steelers fans being logical with one another instead of the hateful ignorant comments. Lets hope all our guys recover quickly and properly.

  24. teague31 says: Oct 16, 2012 4:09 AM

    I hate to hear this about any player much less one of the best young corners in the game. Get well Ladarius, from CowboyNation.

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