Baltimore Ravens duo Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb have been ruled out for the rest of the season through injury
Last Updated: October 16, 2012 8:55am
The Baltimore Ravens have been dealt a major double injury blow after linebacker Ray Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb were ruled out for the rest of the season.
Lewis, a 13-time Pro Bowl selection, has been sidelined after tearing his right triceps during Sunday's 31-29 victory over the Dallas Cowboys.
Meanwhile, Webb, widely acknowledged as the franchise's leading cornerback, sustained an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee during the Dallas game.
"I'm disappointed for those guys," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after announcing the season-ending injuries.
"It doesn't matter how I or someone else feels about it. It's their thing. These are guys that put so much heart and soul into what they do."
Lewis' setback has led to suggestions he could retire but Harbaugh refused to be drawn on that possibility, adding: "That's for Ray to speak on. I look forward to seeing what he says about that."
The Ravens, who were within one game of the Super Bowl last season, have made a strong 5-1 start to the National Football League campaign to tighten their grip on the AFC North division lead despite having to cope with a severely depleted defence.