The Ravens will be without an offensive lineman for six weeks. ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley reports that starting guard Alex Lewis will be out for the next month-plus as he recovers from a high-ankle sprain. Although there are only seven regular season games remaining, Hensley notes that the team isn’t planning on “immediately” placing the lineman on the injured reserve.
“There’s nothing imminent along those lines,” said coach John Harbaugh said. “We’re going to try to see where that goes in the next few weeks. Hopefully, we’ll get him back.”
The fourth-round pick out of Nebraska has started eights games for the Ravens this season, including four at left tackle and four at left guard. The team is struggling through injuries on their offensive line, as right guard Marshal Yanda has recently missed time with a shoulder injury. John Urschel filled in for Lewis during last week’s victory, although when Yanda returns, Vladimir Ducasse could keep his spot in the starting lineup. Ryan Jensen could also see some snaps during Lewis’ absence.