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

Updated: December 17, 2007, 12:06 AM ET
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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.

Ray Lewis


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.