It’s not like Ray Lewis to give up an opportunity to step in front of the microphones.
Especially when his team is 7-3 and sitting atop the AFC.
And not when the Ravens are about to play in a nationally televised game that is being hyped in the media to no end.
These are the situations where Ray is usually more than happy to be front and center.
However, that’s not how it happened today in Owings Mills at the media session. Instead of giving an interview, Ray released the following statement:
I apologize for not being available as I normally am on a day like today, but I am taking every opportunity to get treatment on my foot to prepare to play on Thursday. Anytime you see your team on the field, you always want to be out there with them. As the leader of your team, it doesn’t sit well with me to be on the sidelines. But I was the biggest cheerleader out there on Sunday, and I was truly proud of the way we played as a team. I am doing everything in my power to get back as fast as I can, whether that’s this week, next week or whenever it is, I am doing everything I can to be out there with my team. I want to play Thursday night, and I am making some progress.
Ray was listed as a limited participant in practice on Monday. It will be interesting to see if he steps foot on the practice field this afternoon.
For now though, I’d say that the key part of that statement is the “whether that’s this week, next week or whenever it is” part. I wouldn’t hold my breath for #52 to take the field Thursday night.
We’ll see though. It’s still Ray.