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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reacts as he is introduced before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Baltimore, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis reacts as he is introduced before an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Baltimore, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012.

(Associated Press)

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis returns to practice Add to ...

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis returned to practice on Wednesday, raising hopes he could yet make a comeback this season after tearing a muscle in his arm.

Lewis was initially expected to be out of action until next year because of a torn triceps he suffered two months ago that needed surgery.

The 37-year-old remains on the team’s injured reserve-designation list but said he was on the mend and ready to resume training.

“I’m making progress and will practice some today,” he said in a statement.

Lewis gave no indication about when he might return, saying only that he was focusing on helping the Ravens (9-3), who currently lead the AFC North division.

“The story shouldn’t be about me right now. We’re playing the Redskins Sunday and I am not eligible to play,” Lewis said.

“If I can help prepare my team in some way for that game, I will. When I know I will play in a game, or when I play in game, I will say more then.”

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