Ray Lewis is set to return to the field for the Baltimore Ravens, and the soon-to-retired linebacker promises he’ll be at full speed.
The news of his return to the field after missing action with a torn triceps comes only days after Ray Lewis announced that he intends to retire at the end of the season. While football followers debate whether Lewis retires as the best linebacker of all time, he is focused on getting back on the field.
“He’s ready to go,” head coach John Harbaugh told Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “He’s going to play in this game and he should be full speed.”
His return couldn’t come at a better time, NBC Sports notes:
“The Ravens were 5-5 with Lewis out of the lineup this season and 5-1 in the first six weeks of the year, which suggests having him back at full speed will be a serious boon to the Ravens defense. It should also help that the Ravens are otherwise healthy for the game. Every member of the team was able to practice on Friday and the Ravens should be able to avoid scratching anyone due to injury.”
Ray Lewis is confident in his return to the field and hungry to end his career with a second Super Bowl ring, NFL.com reported.
“That’s one thing I shared with them,” Lewis told reporters about a talk with teammates Wednesday. “I said, ‘I’m going to give you everything that I got because this is our last one. And wherever it ends, I didn’t come back for it to end in the first round.’ ”
In his return, Ray Lewis could make the difference for the Ravens, which struggled down the stretch. He hopes to bring the team back to the Super Bowl after they fell one play short last season.