Terrell Suggs tore his achilles tendon during a conditioning drill in Arizona but he thinks he can make it back by the middle of the 2012 season.
Suggs tore it when he was doing a conditioning drill that all Ravens players were required to do. Suggs said he started and stopped and felt something turn, so he called his trainer to get an exam.
He is not on crutches yet, but he will be having surgery next week. He expects to recover from the injury in four to six months.
Suggs has been “stunned” by reports saying that he will be out for the season. “That’s just going to make it so much sweeter when I run out of that tunnel and prove everyone wrong.”, Suggs said.
The Ravens will miss a major part in their defense this season. Only four players had more sacks in two seasons than Suggs.
In his nine-year career, Suggs had missed only three games. He is the Ravens’ career sacks leader with 82.5. Replacing Suggs will be an arduous journey for the Ravens this season. Candidates to take over Suggs’ spot are Paul Kruger, Sergio Kindle and Michael McAdoo.
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