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Alex Lewis Cleared to Fly Home With Ravens, Will Undergo Further Testing

October 14, 2018 - 9:32 pm
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By Joe Schiller

The Baltimore Ravens couldn’t have asked for a more dominating performance in their 21-0 shutout win over the Tennessee Titans but suffered a late-game scare.

Offensive guard Alex Lewis was immobilized and taken off the field in the fourth quarter on a stretcher after suffering a neck injury. Nissan Stadium was left completely silent as both teams and the surrounding crowd expressed their best wishes to Lewis as he exited the field.

The Ravens originally reported that Lewis had movement in all of his extremities and got great news following the conclusion of the game. Lewis was cleared to fly back to the team after a CT scan.

Neck injuries are always taken with the utmost caution and it’s fantastic to see Lewis able to travel back to Baltimore tonight. He was replaced by rookie Bradley Bozeman for the remainder of the game and by that time, the Ravens had a sizeable lead with the win in hand.

Lewis started in eight games as a rookie and missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. The Ravens are relatively thin at offensive line and depending on Lewis’ status and timetable, Bozeman or recently-signed Hroniss Grassu could be a long-term replacement.

Baltimore faces an extremely crucial matchup against the New Orleans Saints next Sunday.