Webb Not Aiming For Preseason Return

The Ravens cornerback is now working out his injured knee twice a day.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Despite how good he looks moving around the practice field, Ravens second-year cornerback Lardarius Webb doesn’t foresee – or want – preseason action, according to the Baltimore Sun and MASN.

Asked by multiple reporters whether playing in the preseason was a possibility, Webb said, “I’m hoping it’s not.”

“For what? I’m still like seven months [out of the surgery]. We still have a lot of work to do. We have to make sure it’s right before I come back on.”

Webb, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament on Dec. 20, said the rehab is going “the best it possibly could,” but he hasn’t been informed of any timetable on his return.

Webb has been making encouraging football movements (cutting, jogging, leaping to catch passes) on the sidelines during the Ravens’ afternoon practices over the past couple weeks. Now he’s working out twice a day every other day.

“The only way I can be real is to go out there and do the things that I’m going to be doing on game day,” said Webb, who is trying to regain his confidence in the knee. “Running on the field, game action.”

Asked earlier during training camp whether his progress made a return for the season-opener against the New York Jets on Sept. 13 more probable, Webb reiterated his long-term outlook.

“Do you want me for a few weeks or for 10 years?” Webb asked.

Veterans Chris Carr and Travis Fisher have stepped into the starting lineup in Webb’s absence during training camp.

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