Lardarius Webb met with the media today, sporting a protective boot for his injured foot to give the latest update on his status as the Baltimore Ravens prepare to take on the San Diego Chargers Sunday night.
Last night, Webb was optimistic about his chances for playing on Sunday, despite suffering turf toe last week. However, the 26-year-old cornerback acknowledged today that there’s a possibility he may have to sit out the primetime contest against San Diego, according to Dan Kolko of MASNSports.com.
“I hope not. I’m doing everything I can do to get back on the field, Webb said. “I’m going to treatment right now. I hope not. I don’t want to. It would hurt me if I’m on the sidelines and somebody else is playing. The last time I did that was my rookie year when I had an ACL and I couldn’t get back on the field. This isn’t an ACL. It’s really going to take a lot to keep me off the field right now.”
The Ravens have been decimated by turf toe this season, as starting left guard Ben Grubbs and All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis have both missed significant time due to the injury.
If Webb isn’t able to give it a go Sunday night, rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith would likely fill-in and start in Webb’s place.