Baltimore Ravens All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a toe injury, and potentially more games depending on how quickly it heals, according to Aaron Wilson of The Carroll County Times.
Lewis missed practice Wednesday and Thursday.
The last time the former two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year missed a game was in 2007. He’s started 57 straight games.
To fill Lewis’ spot at middle linebacker, the team will most likely shift Jameel McClain from inside linebacker to middle linebacker. Dannell Ellerbe is also a viable option to fill-in for Lewis while he is absent. Ellerbee, who has missed the Ravens’ last several games, was upgraded to full participation in practice after missing time with a hamstring injury.
For the season, Lewis leads the Ravens with 68 tackles. He’s also recorded two sacks, forced two fumbles and has one interception.