Prior to training camp, the Ravens were stocked along the defensive line. Now they've lost their second player for the season in as many weeks.
Defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore fell to the field during practice, yelling in obvious pain as tears fell from his eyes. His left leg was immobilized and he was carted from the practice field. Both the Ravens and 49ers took a knee as Lewis-Moore was removed from the field.
"Kapron Lewis-Moore had a major injury," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said after practice. "Early indications are that it's an Achilles."
The injury is a major shot to Lewis-Moore's confidence as he was sidelined the entire 2013 season recovering from a torn ACL in the BCS National Championship Game as a member of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Having fully rehabilitated his knee, Lewis-Moore was impressing throughout scheduled team programs and had looked to see a significant amount of snaps this upcoming season.
"I'm really disappointed for the guy who had the ACL last year," said Harbaugh. "It's going to be tough for him, we'll rally around him, he'll be back stronger than ever - next year."
Now, he'll have to watch his second NFL season pass by from the sidelines, before he could ever take a snap in a game that actually counts.