After missing the past four games because of a turf toe injury, Baltimore Ravens All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis will practice this week and the team expects him to play Sunday night against the San Diego Chargers, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets.
On Tuesday, Lewis was vague about his status on whether or not he’ll suit up at San Diego, but he said he’s “confident” that he’ll return at some point this season.
“I’m feeling way better,” Lewis said, according to The Baltimore Sun. “Way better. I thought I had a good chance the last four weeks to play, but the coaches are going to make those decisions. They’re just being smart. I don’t mind being smart. The warrior side of me of course is always going to want to get back out there.”
There has been on-going speculation over the past week or so that Lewis was slated to return this week against the Chargers. On Monday, head coach John Harbaugh said that he’s “very hopeful” that Lewis will be able to play Sunday, ESPN’s Jamison Hensley writes.
In any case, Baltimore hasn’t missed a beat in Lewis’ absence as they are a perfect 4-0 without their spiritual and emotional leader.