Friday, November 18, 2011
Harbaugh hasn't ruled out Ray Lewis
By Jamison Hensley
Ravens coach John Harbaugh told Baltimore reporters today that he hasn't ruled out Ray Lewis for Sunday's game against Cincinnati. A source told the Carroll County Times last night that Lewis will miss Sunday's game and possibly more with a toe injury.
"You can't count Ray out," Harbaugh told Baltimore reporters. "There could be reports out there and you guys could turn over some rocks and figure out and ask, and think you have something, and you might have something. But you might not. We're talking about Ray. We'll find out on Sunday really. Ray has had shoulders dislocated and he's done 35 push-ups on the sidelines to prove that he can go. He's had hamstrings that have torn off the bone because he went ahead [and played] when he should have been gone."
Lewis hasn't practiced all week and has been listed with a foot injury. He hasn't missed a start since 2007, playing in 57 straight games.
Harbaugh said the injury isn't career threatening.
"The injury is not any kind of serious, serious thing," Harbaugh said. "Ray may not go, he may go. The Bengals will have to prepare for him either way so it really don't matter. It's something that he could play with possibly but we are very confident in our linebackers and we're very confident in our defense. You go out there as a defense is what you do."