Lardarius Webb Injuries Toe Against Indianapolis Colts; Could Miss Up To 3 Weeks


You could make the argument that Lardarius Webb has become one of the Ravens’ top all-around players. Playing like a pro bowl corner right now, Lardarius has given defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano more options when dialing up blitzes up front. To lose a player as important as Webb in the final stretch of the season is something the Ravens don’t need right now, but it may be necessary. This forces younger players to step up big…

The Ravens are familiar with toe injuries. Ray Lewis has missed the last five games with one but is expected to start next week. Additionally, future hall of fame tackle Jonathan Ogden retired because he played on a bad toe that never healed. While Webb’s injury doesn’t appear to be too serious, he should take all precautions like Ray Lewis did to ensure he’s 100% for the playoffs.

Rookie first round CB Jimmy Smith will take Webb’s starting duties if he’s unable to go. While Smith definitely possesses the talent, his lack of experience becomes a concern. Smith is a big and physical corner who actually matches up better with San Diego’s Giant receivers (pun intended) than Lardarius Webb who measures 5’10”. There’s also the punt return duties which Webb has been handling for the majority of the season. There’s a few possibilities that include Tom Zbikowski, Ed Reed, and Chris Carr if he plays this week.

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