He didn't run out of the tunnel, but the Ravens' emotional leader was back with his team this past Sunday. Ray Lewis suffered a torn triceps on October 14 in the Ravens victory over the Dallas Cowboys, and has been away from the team since his October 17 surgery. He surprised coaches and teammates, who were under the impression that the veteran linebacker was in Florida, when he showed up during last Friday's practice.
Just days before Lewis' surprise appearance, head coach John Harbaugh told the media that he didn't expect to see the future Hall of Famer in Baltimore anytime soon.
“I can tell you this, he’s got the best doctors in the world – to my understanding – working on his triceps,” Harbaugh said. “So, I fully trust Ray with his rehab right now; I know he’s doing everything he can to get back.”
Lewis' friend and teammate running back Ray Rice had spoken with Lewis on the phone, and he was more optimistic.