The news on Ravens left guard Alex Lewis continues to be positive, as further tests have shown that he does not have a serious neck injury and could return very soon.
After being carted off the field on a backboard and taken to a Nashville-area hospital last night, Lewis was cleared to fly home with the team. He has since undergone more tests and returned to be with the team at the Under Armour Performance Center.
“It looks good. There’s no serious kind of injury there in terms of neurological issues,” Head Coach John Harbaugh said. “He’s possible for this week as far as I know right now.”
Harbaugh added that the Ravens will evaluate how Lewis progresses through the week as doctors continue to test his condition. His status could change at any time, but at this point, he’s on track to possibly suit up against the New Orleans Saints.
If Lewis can’t play, the Ravens would likely either turn to rookie sixth-round pick Bradley Bozeman at left guard or move right tackle James Hurst to left guard, where he started 16 games last year, and plug rookie third-round pick Orlando Brown Jr. in at right tackle.
Bozeman played 17 offensive snaps in Tennessee after Lewis went down while Brown stepped in for five, mostly as an extra blocker in jumbo formations.
“I thought Bozeman played really well. He really stepped up and played solidly,” Harbaugh said. “And Orlando was very physical in his snaps. Both those guys did well.”