Alex Lewis, the Ravens starting left guard, was carted off the field in a stretcher against the Titans. Just a minute into the fourth quarter, Lewis went down after making contact with a Tennessee defender.
Lewis was immediately treated by medical personnel and remained down on the field for several minutes. His head and neck were immobilized and he was eventually placed on a stretcher.
Alex Lewis is being taken to a local hospital for further evaluation of a neck injury. He has movement in all of his extremities.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 14, 2018
Lewis was taken to Vanderbilt hospital after being carted off the field and is being further evaluated. The exact severity of his injury is unknown, but the early signs do not appear good. Neck injuries can often be serious and have long-lasting effects.
It’s an unfortunate and scary moment for Lewis, who has struggled to stay healthy throughout his three-year career. Last season, Lewis missed all sixteen games with a torn labrum injury.
In his absence, rookie lineman Bradley Bozeman finished the game in his place. Assuming Lewis is forced to miss an extended period of time, Bozeman could enter the starting lineup.
The Ravens could also move James Hurst to guard and play third-round pick Orlando Brown Jr. at right tackle. While exiting the field, Lewis appeared to signal to his teammates that he was okay.
Lewis appeared to lift his hand to acknowledge some of his teammates as he was carted off immobilized.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) October 14, 2018
Lewis, 26, was the Ravens fourth-round pick in 2016. He was just starting to hit his stride, and hopefully he can make a quick and speedy recovery.
Head coach John Harbaugh did state in the post-game press conference that he has feeling in all of his extremities and has movement. They’re waiting for a CT scan and the team will release any information ‘right away’ when they receive the information.
Coach Harbaugh provides an update on Alex Lewis: pic.twitter.com/gOJ1lAeqeL— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 14, 2018
UPDATE: 8:08 p.m. ET
Ravens have announced Lewis has been released from the hospital and will travel back home with the team tonight and undergo more tests tomorrow.
Alex Lewis underwent a CT scan at the hospital and is now being released. He will travel back to Baltimore with the team tonight and undergo more tests tomorrow in Baltimore.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 15, 2018