Follow-up tests confirm that Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL, CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports.
Webb injured his knee on Sunday and, as La Canfora reported at the time, the Ravens feared the worst when it came to the diagnosis.
"Lardarius Webb does not look good right now," John Harbaugh said after the game. "It's a potential ACL. We've got a problem there. We don't know for sure, but that's what it looks like right now."
Their worst fears were realized on Monday morning, and losing Webb is going to make it extremely difficult for the Ravens to improve a defense that was absolutely gashed on the ground by Dallas on Sunday.
Webb, who didn't allow a touchdown scored against him in the regular season during 2011, was one of several players who suffered nasty injuries for the Ravens on Sunday.
But Webb's injury is the worst: as bad as the Ravens have been against the run the last two weeks (200-plus yards given to the Chiefs and Cowboys), they could at least limit what teams did in the air. Losing Webb changes all that.
Baltimore, at 5-1, still has a huge advantage over the rest of the AFC North. No one in the division is playing good defense and the Bengals are the closest team to the Ravens at 3-3. Baltimore has to play Houston in Week 7, but they get their bye week after that and the Browns and Raiders after that.
Their defensive losses could sink them over the long term, but for now they should be able to keep afloat.
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