Ray Lewis will be relegated to the Ravens' sideline -- where he will presumably be the most intense cheerleader imaginable -- for the remainder of the season after suffering a torn triceps muscle.
Despite coming out with a victory against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6, the Baltimore Ravens suffered serious injuries to Lewis and cornerback Lardarius Webb, who have both been declared out for the remainder of the season by the team.
As first reported by Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, an MRI on Lewis showed that the 17-year veteran completely tore his triceps.
ESPN's Adam Schefter speculated that the Ravens-Cowboys game may have been the last time football fans see Lewis on the field.
Asked if the injury could end Lewis' career, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said "I'm not going to comment on that. That's for Ray to speak on."
LaMarr Woodley, linebacker for Baltimore's biggest rival Pittsburgh, wished Lewis a full recovery on Twitter.
Before the Ravens received the bad news regarding Lewis, they also found out that their star cornerback would be out for the season with a torn ACL.
"He will be back," Harbaugh said of Webb, via the Ravens' official Twitter account. "He's been through this before."
More from the Associated Press:
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will miss the remainder of the season with an arm injury, an enormous blow to an already depleted defense that has uncharacteristically struggled this year.
Lewis tore his right triceps during Sunday's 31-29 victory over Dallas. Cornerback Lardarius Webb also is out for the year after ripping the ACL in his left knee in the win against the Cowboys.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday both are done for the year.
The 37-year-old Lewis leads Baltimore in tackles and is the voice of experience in the huddle. He's been invited to 13 Pro Bowls and is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year.
Webb, considered to be Baltimore's best cornerback, tore his right ACL as a rookie in 2009.