The Baltimore Ravens had a rough game last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, but this week against the Cowboys things got very real for a defense that is struggling against Tony Romo.
The biggest blow of the day so far is the loss of cornerback Lardarius Webb, who had to be helped off the field to the Ravens locker room early on. Webb went down grasping at his knee after covering Dez Bryant. But the worst part of Webb’s injury is that there didn’t appear to be any contact with Bryant on the play and if there was, it wasn’t anything visually devastating.
We’ve seen injuries like the one Webb sustained today in the past, from Earnest Graham last year, to Derrick Rose and Ricky Rubio in the NBA and as recently as Darrelle Revis this season. All four players missed the remainder of their seasons with ACL injuries and none are currently playing (Graham as since retired).
Ravens fans have to fear the worst when it comes to Webb and his knee. But the day didn’t get any better when defensive tackle Haloti Ngata went down as well on a separate play. Both Ngata and Webb are in the Ravens locker room with Webb’s injury being called a sprained knee while the injury to Ngata isn’t known at the moment outside the knowledge that it’s a knee injury as well.
Without two of their better defenders, the Ravens will have their work cut out for them when it comes to stopping what has been a run heavy attack by the Cowboys thus far.