Ravens LB Ray Lewis had one of the gutsiest performances I have seen on the NFL gridiron. He injured a tricep muscle on his first play of the game. It hurt so bad Lewis thought he had torn the muscle. Lewis refused to come out of the game even though it looked like he was in an enormous amount of pain every time he tried to move his arm. He got taped up and went back out onto the field, basically with one hand tied behind his back, and had a huge impact on the game. He continued to throw his body at opponents all night long with that classic Ray Lewis reckless abandonment.
On Wednesday, Lewis told the media that he was still in pain but was fine and will play on Sunday. OT Jonathon Ogden however, will most likely miss Sunday’s game against the New York Jets after re-injuring his toe on Monday night.
QB Steve McNair’s status is still up in the air. He left Monday night’s game in the fourth quarter with a groin injury. He admitted to the media that he might not know if he can play or not until Saturday. If McNair doesn’t play, QB Kyle Boller will get the nod.
One player whose injury status is not unknown is B.J. Sams. He tore ligaments in his knee and was placed on injured reserve. Rookie Yamon Figures will handle the returns in Sams’s absence.
Along with McNair, Lewis and Ogden, CB Samari Rolle (foot), LB Gary Stills (chest) and TE Dan Wilcox (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. WR’s mark Clayton (toe) and Demetrius Williams (chest) saw limited time in Wednesday’s practice.