That Lardarius Webb's season was over because of a right knee ligament tear comes as no surprise Monday.
But middle linebacker Ray Lewis, the face of the Ravens for 17 years, is finished, too, after tearing the triceps in his right arm in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 31-29 win against the Dallas Cowboys.
"A complete tear," said Harbaugh, who learned of the severity of Lewis' injury about five minutes before his press conference. "So he'll be out of the season."
That means Dannell Ellerbe, who is stronger against the pass, and Jameel McClain, a run specialist, likely will share his role at quarterbacking the defense from Lewis' spot.
Harbaugh is confident that his team can recover from losing Lewis. Last season they went 4-0 when he was out with turf toe.
"We're going to play really good defense as the year goes on," Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh knew immediately that Webb, who tore his left ACL in his 2009 rookie season, was gone for the year.
"Lardarius was distraught. I could see it when I walked on the field," Harbaugh said. "On his face, he kind of knew it because he'd been through it before. I just felt like he knew. He was just beside himself."
Lewis came out before Sunday's game ended late in the fourth quarter and didn't return. Harbaugh had a sense from him, too.
"We didn't know, but he was worried about it," Harbaugh said. "When you look at his situation, what he's accomplished, what he was hoping to accomplish this year, he's going to have to accomplish those things in different ways because that's the way it's gone."