Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - Ray Lewis is expected to return to the
Baltimore Ravens' lineup for Sunday's AFC Wild Card Playoff against the
Indianapolis Colts, with the team declaring the distinguished veteran probable
on the final injury report.
Lewis, who announced on Wednesday that he would be retiring at the conclusion
of Baltimore's postseason run, has not played since tearing his right triceps
in an Oct. 14 game against Dallas, though the 17-year pro and Super Bowl XXXV
MVP has been practicing for the past month.
The 37-year-old is one of 18 Ravens' players listed as probable to face the
Colts, a group that also includes 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year
Terrell Suggs, defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, wide receiver Anquan Boldin and
Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda.
None of those were in uniform for Baltimore's relatively meaningless 23-17
loss at Cincinnati this past Sunday. Suggs is dealing with a partially torn
right biceps, Yanda missed two of the last three games with a sprained ankle
and Boldin and Ngata are nursing shoulder and knee injuries, respectively.
Also among those probable for Sunday's clash are free safety Ed Reed
(shoulder), wide receiver Torrey Smith (knee), fullback Vonta Leach
(knee/ankle), offensive tackle Kelechi Osemele (knee), linebacker Dannell
Ellerbe (ankle) and defensive linemen Arthur Jones (thigh) and Pernell McPhee
The Ravens do have two starters -- strong safety Bernard Pollard (chest) and
left guard Jah Reid (toe) -- considered questionable to go this weekend.
Pollard missed the final three regular-season games with his injury.
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