Harbaugh: LB Lewis ‘ready to go’ Sunday

The Sports Xchange

January 04, 2013 at 4:07 pm.

Ray Lewis will be back with the Ravens when they take on the Colts in the first round of the NFL playoffs. (Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE)

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is ready for the final chapter of his career.

Coach John Harbaugh confirmed Friday that the 17-year veteran linebacker will return from a torn triceps injury for Sunday’s AFC wild-card game against the Indianapolis Colts in Baltimore.

Lewis suffered the injury Oct. 14 and had missed 10 games in the regular season. He returned to practice on Dec. 5 in order to be eligible to be added to the roster for the postseason.

“He’s ready to go,” Harbaugh said. “He’s going to play in this game and he should be full speed.”

On Wednesday, Lewis, 37, announced that he will retire after the playoffs, meaning Sunday could be his final NFL game. It will be the 18th career postseason game for the two-time NFL defensive player of the year.