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Ravens say guard Alex Lewis is being released from hospital after being carted off field with neck injury

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh talks about the progress of offensive lineman Alex Lewis recovery from an injury in the Tennessee Titans game. (Kevin Richardson / Baltimore Sun video)

NASHVILLE, TENN. — Ravens starting guard Alex Lewis was taken off the field on a stretcher after suffering a neck injury in the fourth quarter Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

The team said Lewis was moving all of his extremities and taken to nearby Vanderbilt University Medical Center for further examination. After undergoing a CT scan, Lewis was released from the hospital.

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He was scheduled to fly back to Baltimore with the team Sunday night and undergo more tests Monday in Baltimore.

Ravens guard Alex Lewis is taken off the field after being injured in the second half agianst the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Nashville.
Ravens guard Alex Lewis is taken off the field after being injured in the second half agianst the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, in Nashville. (James Kenney / AP)

Lewis hurt himself as he pulled around the right side of the line and engaged linebacker Sharif Finch on a block. He initially appeared to favor his right arm or shoulder but later had to be immobilized.

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After several minutes of treatment from athletic trainers, Lewis was moved onto a stretcher and carted off the field, during which he appeared to give a small wave to Ravens teammates nearby.

“It’s always tough,” quarterback Joe Flacco said after the 21-0 win. “You know, it’s a part of this game. I’ve said it before, it’s what makes this a little bit different. I hope he’s OK. You know, I saw him after the play, and he looked like he was aware of everything and all that. … He knew he was hurt, so he wanted to stay on the field and have everything stop for a minute. And it wasn’t until after … that I realized it might be a little more serious than that.”

With Lewis out, the Ravens moved right tackle James Hurst to guard and rookie reserve Orlando Brown Jr. to right tackle. Later, rookie Bradley Bozeman took Lewis’ spot at left guard.

Lewis, a fourth-round pick in 2016, missed all of last season after tearing his labrum during the preseason.

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