Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is eager to play on Sunday against the Giants, and the team thinks there’s a good chance that doctors will give him the final clearance today.
“Oh yeah, I wanted to play last Sunday against Denver,” Lewis told the Ravens’ website. “But, the docs said, ‘No.’ As soon as they open the door, I’m walking through it.”
The Baltimore Sun reports that there’s a good chance Lewis will play. The Ravens will need to activate him from short-term injured reserve, where he has been since suffering a torn triceps in Week Six, to the 53-man roster by 4 p.m. today in order for him to play on Sunday.
Lewis is chomping at the bit to get back on the field and says he’s been miserable as a spectator.
“When I was first injured and had surgery, the docs and trainers wanted me to rest. I went to my home in Florida. I had to watch some of our games on TV,” Lewis said. “Terrible. The first one I watched was the Houston game. I was yelling at everyone. I had to go to a room and watch by myself. I was the fan no one wanted to sit around. I was yelling at position groups, individuals. I was furious. When the game got out of hand, I was like, ‘Just man up. Hit someone in the mouth. Let them know you’re not giving up and that there will be a next time.’”
The Ravens could use some of that energy on Sunday against the Giants.