Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs allegedly tore his Achilles tendon Saturday while training for the Ravens conditioning test he was due to take before training camp. The defensive player of the year and "Ball So Hard" advocate led the Ravens with 14 sacks this past season. It is quite an unfortunate turn of events for Ravens fans as one of their star players is already bitten with the injury bug before training camp has even begun.
There is no confirmed report on how severe Suggs’ injury is, but it was said that he will be having surgery next week, via ESPN. Suggs is said to be in the process of seeing a foot specialist, Dr. Robert Anderson, this upcoming Tuesday. As soon as the status of Suggs’ injury is determined it will be easier for the Ravens to see what they are up against. Suggs is a great weapon to the Ravens defense, and if he is unable to play at all this upcoming season it will leave a major impact on the Ravens defense.
Suggs sent out a very positive tweet regarding his injury this past afternoon:
"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!!"
Suggs was shocked at the allegations that he would be out for the entire season. He strongly believes he could be back as early as late October, or early November. "That’s just going to make it so much sweeter when I run out of that tunnel and prove everyone wrong," Suggs said in a phone conversation with ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols. Suggs has only missed three games as a Raven, this is his first major injury as well.