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Lardarius Webb says he'll be ready for next season after torn ACL

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On injured reserve due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb was emphatic that he's on schedule to return for next season.

Webb injured his knee against the Dallas Cowboys in an October game at M&T Bank Stadium. He underwent surgery to repair the damage with orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews performing the procedure.

Webb indicated no setbacks in his comeback, which would mark the second time he has had to rehabilitate from a torn ACL. He tore the ACL in his left knee as a rookie in a December game against the Chicago Bears and made a speedy recovery by the beginning of the following season.

"Yes, I am coming back next season," Webb said. "And everything is great."

Although disappointed that he won't be playing in the Super Bowl on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers, Webb is upbeat and happy for his teammates.

"It feels so sweet just to make in to the Super Bowl, just to even be here for Joe Flacco to finally reach that spot and Ed Reed after all those years of playing and never making it here," Webb said. "Those guys get a chance for their dreams to come true. Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs, I am happy for those guys. I am part of it, I feel a part of it. I wish I could play, but I am happy for the guys. I'm just being supportive of the guys.

"I am happy Joe Flacco could possibly win his first one. Ed Reed, Haloti Hgata, the guys who have been playing a while and never made it. That’s why I am happy. You know I am here after four years, and I will have another chance to make it in the near future with the team we have, with coaches we have and the organization we have.  We will be back, or somewhere close to being back here, I will wait for the future but we’ll be back. Take advantage of the time we’re here.”

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