Although their 5-1 record is tied with Houston for the best in the AFC, the title hopes of the Baltimore Ravens were dealt a severe blow on Monday, when it was announced that superstar middle linebacker Ray Lewis, 37 had torn his right tricep muscle in Sunday’s win against the Dallas Cowboys and would be lost for the remainder of the season.

The news came on the heels of another season-ending injury for Baltimore as cornerback Lardarius Webb tore his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the same game. The Ravens are also playing without linebacker and reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, who tore his Achilles tendon this past April.

Lewis is one of the most celebrated and decorated players in the history of the NFL. He has been voted to the Pro Bowl 13 times, an All-Pro 10 times, the NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice and in Super Bowl XXXV was voted the game’s MVP leading Baltimore to a championship in the 2000-01 season. This was also the final year of his contract, leading many to wonder if he has played his last game.

At the time of his injury, Lewis was leading the team in tackles with 57, and had one quarterback sack to go along with one forced fumble.

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