Lewis suffers dislocated finger on left hand, Boller sustains mild concussion

12/17/2007 - NFL Ray Lewis Baltimore Ravens + more

MIAMI -- As if being the Miami Dolphins' first victim of the season
wasn't painful enough, the Baltimore Ravens also lost defensive
catalyst Ray Lewis and quarterback Kyle Boller to injuries.

Lewis dislocated his left finger in the third quarter and Boller
sustained a mild concussion in the fourth of the Ravens' 22-16,
overtime loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. Neither player returned.

Rookie Troy Smith replaced Boller midway through the fourth
quarter, then drove the team 59 yards to the half-yard line with 8
seconds left. Coach Brian Billick decided against trying for the
winning touchdown on fourth down and forced overtime on Matt Stover's 18-yard field goal.

"It's very tough to go for all or nothing," Billick said.

Lewis, an eight-time Pro Bowl player, leads the injury-plagued Ravens in tackles this season.

The Ravens were already without cornerback Samari Rolle, who
missed his second consecutive game with a shoulder injury.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.