Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is confident that he will able to return to the field before the end of the regular season, the Carroll County Times reports.
“Whenever it’s time for me get back on the field, I’m definitely going to get back on there,” Lewis told a group of underprivileged children at a charity event, according to the paper. “I’m feeling way better, I’m feeling way better. And that’s exciting news. I thought I had a good chance the last four weeks to play, but the coaches are always going to make those decisions. I don’t mind being smart. The warrior side of me, of course, is always going to want to get back out there.”
Lewis, 36, has been battling a toe injury that has left him sidelined for the past four games. Prior to this season, the Ravens’ defensive leader had not missed a single game since 2007. His team has not skipped a beat since his departure from the lineup, however, as they have won their past four games in a row. The Ravens now stand 10-3 on the season, which ranks them first atop the AFC North. The former Super Bowl MVP has 68 total tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception this year. Throughout his illustrious, career he has tallied 1,977 tackles, 40.5 sacks, and 31 interceptions.