(AP) Another week, another NFL star out for the season with an injury.
Ray Lewis, the 13-time All-Pro anchor of the Ravens’ rugged defense, tore the triceps muscle in his right arm during Baltimore’s 31-29 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
The 37-year-old Lewis wasn’t the only Raven injured during the game. Fourth-year cornerback Ladarius Webb is gone for the year with a torn knee ligament, and defensive lineman Haloti Ngata injured a knee, but could return next week.
“I’m disappointed for those guys,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “It doesn’t matter how I or someone else feels about it. It’s their thing. These are guys that put so much effort, heart and soul into what they do.”
Lewis, who may have played his last game, is just the latest big name to take a big fall.
Three weeks ago, Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was lost for the season with a torn ACL in his left knee.
Last week, Texans linebacker and team leader Brian Cushing was lost for the season with a torn left knee ligament during a win over the Jets.
Even before the season, the Ravens defense lost another standout in AP Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, who is recovering from a torn right Achilles tendon.