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Tests Confirm Webb Has ACL Tear

Street Talk Tests Confirm Webb Has ACL Tear

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Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun has reported the MRI on Lardarius Webb’s left knee confirmed a tear of his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

The injury comes as a major blow to the Ravens stable of cornerbacks, who aside from Webb, has struggled throughout the season.

In his forth season; Webb has now suffered his second-career ACL tear. During his impressive rookie campaign, Webb tore his right ACL, in a Week 15 matchup versus the Chicago Bears while covering a punt.

Webb earned himself a six-year, $50 million contract extension this past offseason, which paid him $20 million guaranteed. The Ravens made a significant investment in one of the best cornerbacks in the league and losing him to his second knee injury is a devastating blow.

2013 will be the earliest Webb returns to an NFL field and his speed will have to be in question after undergoing surgery for devastating injuries to both of his knees.

Throughout the first six weeks of this season, Webb has only recorded 25 tackles, which is a testament to opposing quarterbacks respecting his talent and not trying to force a ball to whichever receiver he is matched up against.

Last week, Webb recorded his first interception of the season in a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Chiefs and he also forced a fumble during the Ravens Week 2 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Needless to say, the mounting struggles of the Ravens defense make Webb’s absence even more untimely as Dean Pees’ unit could go from bad to worse.

The Ravens will replace Webb with 2010 first-round pick, Jimmy Smith and in nickel formations, it’s likely that Corey Graham will get the nod as Webb was routinely brought inside to cover the slot receiver.

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Kris - or "Goob" as he's widely known - has turned an obsession into a career. As a media member by day and super fan by night, he reports from the Under Armour Performance Center twice per week and brings Ravens news from a fan's perspective. His popular YouTube series Goobvision propelled his career and notoriety amongst Ravens fans, even helping him win the 2010 nationwide DIRECTV Ultimate Displaced Fan contest. He's been featured on shows such as The Jim Rome Show, ProFootballTalk Live, The Sirius XM Blitz with Rich Gannon and Adam Schein, Sirius XM's MadDog Radio, The Michael Irvin Show, Tony Bruno Show, Two Live Stews and FoxSports.com to name a few (or is that a lot?). He's caught a touchdown pass from Warren Moon during a flag football game and hates the Pittsburgh Steelers more than anyone else on the face of the earth. Twitter: RavenManiac  More from Kris Jones
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