Terrell Suggs: Baltimore Ravens LB Tears Achilles, 2012 Season in Jeopardy
Glenn Younes of of 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore first tweeted of Suggs' misfortune, citing that Vinny Cerrato reported the news.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Suggs was playing a different sport when he tore his Achilles.
Blow to Baltimore: Ravens LB Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles playing basketball.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2012
Suggs finally took to his Twitter page to voice his thoughts on the situation at hand.
To all my loyal and true fans, know that everything the can and needs to be done, WILL BE DONE!!!!!! I WILL BE IN A RAVENS UNIFORM IN 2012!!— terrell suggs (@untouchablejay4) May 3, 2012
Schefter has been updated on how Suggs tore his Achilles and he tweeted the recent news.
Unclear if Terrell Suggs tore Achilles playing basketball or in a conditioning test. Suggs thinks he could be back in October, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 3, 2012
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for the Carroll County Times, and he tweeted that Suggs suffered the injury in a conditioning test and not by playing basketball.
Terrell Suggs: ''I went to stop and turn and I thought i sprained it. Went to doc and said it's a partial tear."— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 3, 2012
People are speculating that Suggs will be out for the entire year, but the linebacker doesn't feel that way.
Wilson also tweeted what Suggs had to say about playing this season.
Terrell Suggs to me on whether he might play this year: 'Absolutely. Middle to end of OCtober. Definitely beginning of December.'— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) May 3, 2012
And by December, he meant November. It was typo he corrected right after that tweet.
#Ravens: "We are in contact with Terrell. He will see a specialist early next week, and we’ll know more at that time.”— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 3, 2012
No matter how much time Suggs misses in the 2012 season, this is a devastating blow to the Ravens.
Offseason workouts are imperative to the success a team has in the upcoming year, and not having a great leader like Suggs able to participate is extremely unfortunate.
In the 2011 season, Suggs recorded 70 total tackles and 14 sacks, and that type of production will be incredibly difficult to replace.
The Ravens did just draft defensive end/outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, so the depth is OK for Baltimore.
However, a healthy Suggs would have been able to help Upshaw's development much more.
Stay tuned with Bleacher Report and our NFL coverage as we update you with more news as it comes.
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