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Report: Lardarius Webb has made “significant progress” in ACL rehab

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The Ravens won the Super Bowl last season despite the loss of cornerback Lardarius Webb to a torn ACL early in the regular season.

While things went well, they’d like to defend their title with Webb as part of the effort on the field. Early this month, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that the team expects Webb will be ready to go when the Ravens start training camp and there’s another positive report from Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun about Webb’s recovery.

Wilson spoke to a source who reports that Webb has made “significant progress” in his rehabilitation and that he remains ahead of schedule for a return to full health. All of which sounds good until the report moves on to say that Webb “hasn’t been ruled out” for the first game of the regular season.

That seems like a less optimistic outlook than the one Harbaugh laid down, as you wouldn’t expect there to be any doubt about Webb’s status for Week One if he’s on the field when camp gets underway. Whether that’s just different ways of conveying information or if the Ravens have dialed back their expectations is something we won’t be able to know until we know who is on the practice field this summer.

Thankfully, we’re pretty close to that date and moving ever closer to that first week of the season and the full blast return of what we’ve been missing since the last time the Ravens were in a game.

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24 Responses to “Report: Lardarius Webb has made “significant progress” in ACL rehab”
  1. camcameronsucks says: Jul 15, 2013 2:22 PM

    “Not ruled out” is just standard, fail-safe lingo.

    It’s not like they’re going to change it to “Active” if training camp hasnt even started yet…

  2. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 15, 2013 2:26 PM

    He may not get to harass Peyton Manning, but there’s no doubt he’ll make Roethlisbooger’s life a living hell, both at MT Stadium and the stadium that now has pee all over it (thanks to a bunch of rowdy fans.)

  3. overratedsteelerhater says: Jul 15, 2013 2:33 PM

    that’s some of the best news i have heard yet..
    the guys a pro bowl caliber player.need him for week 1 take it easy early…

  4. humbleminded85 says: Jul 15, 2013 2:36 PM

    Can’t wait to see 21 back on the field…everybody just remember these day’s that he wasn’t a house hold name because that’s gonna change this year. His shut down capabilities will pick up right were it left off.

  5. scoobies05 says: Jul 15, 2013 3:13 PM

    i t will be great to have webb back..he was playing at an allpro level before he got hurt. go ravens

  6. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 15, 2013 3:48 PM

    Joemontanaflacco says:
    Jul 15, 2013 2:26 PM
    He may not get to harass Peyton Manning, but there’s no doubt he’ll make Roethlisbooger’s life a living hell, both at MT Stadium and the stadium that now has pee all over it (thanks to a bunch of rowdy fans.)

    17 3 Not that the steelers were mentioned in this article right fanboy? But the urine should make you and the team feel at home with the familiar scent of Baltimore.

  7. SAV says: Jul 15, 2013 4:12 PM

    Actually Ravens won the super bowl dispite a fugazi power outage, losing ray ray half the year, losing Suggs half the year, and losing Webb half the year….

    #Championship!

  8. steelcurtainn says: Jul 15, 2013 4:12 PM

    Hate to break it to u jmf, But Big Ben torched Webb in the Afc divisionals in 2011 with the game on the line to send the steelers to the afc championship. Remember that 58 yd pass down the sidelines webb failed to cover, ravens fans don’t but steeler fans do…….Big Ben is Webbs worse nighmare and will eat him up. Real smart statement, real smart.

  9. deceman20 says: Jul 15, 2013 4:13 PM

    Spider Webb!

  10. jacktheraven says: Jul 15, 2013 4:18 PM

    steelcurtain looking in the past, back to 2011. Who cares now? Ravens are looing forward.

  11. steelcurtainn says: Jul 15, 2013 4:55 PM

    @jack
    Your right, who cares now, obviously jmf does or he wouldn’t still be posting idiotic statements as usual. Why would Webb make Big Bens life a living? Sounds like a ridiculous comment to me. Steelers are looking forward to the season as well as I am.

  12. siggtacular says: Jul 15, 2013 5:25 PM

    Webb Shutdown Corner

  13. jrcoop says: Jul 15, 2013 9:51 PM

    “Significant progress” etc, seems the norm for recovering from injuries these days. No wonder the NFLPA wants to prevent HGH testing.

  14. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 15, 2013 11:09 PM

    Who cares if he plays the first game. Manning will hang 45 on that disheveled D. Just be sure he’s ready by wk 7, Plax will make him look like he has two left webbed feet.

  15. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 16, 2013 8:03 AM

    “Steelers are looking forward to the season as well as I am.”

    You must be a masochist. Steelers are going to get pummelled this year. Roethlisbooger is going to get EATEN ALIVE.

  16. jacktheraven says: Jul 16, 2013 8:28 AM

    OK, steelcurtain. I get your point. You know fans, sometimes get a little obnoxious.

  17. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 16, 2013 9:44 AM

    Joemontanaflacco says:

    Roethlisbooger is going to get EATEN ALIVE.
    ——————————————————–
    Reading the reports, sounds like your team ate everything in sight this offseason.

  18. Joemontanaflacco says: Jul 16, 2013 10:16 AM

    “Reading the reports, sounds like your team ate everything in sight this offseason.”

    Good point. But aside from Roethlisbooger, weeks 7 and 13 shouldn’t be too bad. I understand dinsosaur meat is rather lean.

  19. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 16, 2013 11:27 AM

    scoobies05 says:

    it will be great to have webb back.
    ————————————————–
    “Agreed.”

    signed,

    A. Brown, Sanders, Plaxico, Cotchery, Heath, AJ Green, Hawkins, Tate, Little, Bess, Big Ben, Dalton, & Weeden

  20. scoobies05 says: Jul 16, 2013 11:43 AM

    clever crown. when your offense breaks 23 points against anyone other than oakland feel free to comment again

  21. crownofthenofool says: Jul 16, 2013 12:13 PM

    ” Reading the reports, sounds like your team ate everything in sight this offseason.”

    Hall lost weight, Suggs is reported leaner, Big Mac is keeping it off, Pierce put on 10 pounds of muscle to be more durable for a full season. What does this comment even mean?

  22. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 16, 2013 1:15 PM

    crownofthenofool says:

    What does this comment even mean?
    ——————————————————-
    If you need to have a dig at an opposing team explained to you, this site is probably a little too intellectual for you. But at least I don’t have to worry about anyone confusing our posts.

    I’m sure Ravens fans have their own message boards where you can keep up. If not, try a Brown’s board.

  23. crownofthehelmet says: Jul 16, 2013 1:55 PM

    scoobie, nothing better than a fact-based insult to shut somebody up. Nicely done. You should give posting lessons to your Ravens brethren and maybe you’d all hear less from me.

  24. scoobies05 says: Jul 16, 2013 6:08 PM

    thanks crown. always enjoy our give and take. enjoy the rest of your day my friend

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