Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis has not made himself available to the media since this weekend, mostly due to trying to do whatever he can to get himself healthy enough from his turf toe injury to be ready to play Thursday night against the San Francisco 49ers. He wanted everyone to know his status and why he has remained out of contact, which is unusual for the easily-approachable guy:
LB Ray Lewis
"I apologize for not being available as I normally am on a day like today, but I am taking every opportunity to get treatment on my foot to prepare to play on Thursday. Anytime you see your team on the field, you always want to be out there with them. As the leader of your team, it doesn’t sit well with me to be on the sidelines. But I was the biggest cheerleader out there on Sunday, and I was truly proud of the way we played as a team. I am doing everything in my power to get back as fast as I can, whether that’s this week, next week or whenever it is, I am doing everything I can to be out there with my team. I want to play Thursday night, and I am making some progress."