The Baltimore Ravens received a huge blow on Monday when it was announced that starting LB Ray Lewis would miss the remainder of the season due to an injury that he sustained on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.
Lewis underwent an MRI which confirmed that he did in fact suffer a tear to his right triceps.
Not only will Lewis be sidelined for the rest of the year, but the injury could mean the end of his great career. If Lewis chooses not to undergo rehabilitation or is unable to return to form, it would certainly mean the end for the future Hall of Famer.
Lewis, 37, has been said to be the heart and soul of the Ravens defense and it is unfathomable to think of the Ravens without Lewis stalking the middle. Granted, the Baltimore defense has struggled this year and has given up a combined 400 rushing yards during the past two games.
The Miami alum is a 13-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl MVP. Lewis is the Ravens leading tackler with 57 and is without a doubt the face of the Baltimore franchise.
After the Cleveland Browns relocated to Baltimore in 1996 – the same year that Lewis was drafted into the NFL – Lewis led the Ravens to a Super Bowl win in 2000.