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UPDATE: Head coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Lardarius Webb suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is done for the season. Check back BaltimoreRavens.com later for more.
Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb’s rookie season could be done after the third-round draft pick injured his knee in a 31-7 win over the Chicago Bears.
Webb was in crutches in the post-game locker room, where several of his teammates lamented the injury.
“I just think that hurts,” said linebacker Ray Lewis. “You try to replace people, but you can’t. I mourn for a kid like that. He was playing so great for us, and now he’s probably out for the year. He’s out for the good part of the season when everything is coming down the stretch.”
Even head coach John Harbaugh painted a somber picture.
“We’ll find out tomorrow, but right now I’m not optimistic,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll get the MRI, and we’ll see for sure. What a great job he’s done. What a heck of a player he’s been, and if he can play for us the rest of the way, we’re all going to breathe a sigh of relief. If he can’t, we’re going to overcome it.”
The Ravens played Frank Walker and Chris Carr at corner to fill in for Webb, who had three tackles, including one for a loss, before he left the game.
Walker was able to snare an interception from backup quarterback Caleb Hanie late in the fourth quarter.
The secondary has already lost cornerback Fabian Washington to a kneee injury and has seen safety Ed Reed in and out of the lineup with various ailments.
“It’s one of those things where you’re like, ‘Who’s next?’” said Carr. “It’s tough because you’re losing friends, guys you care about. Everybody is going to have to step up like we have all year. I have confidence that someone will step up and play well.”