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Terrell Suggs Injury: Updates on Ravens Star's Achilles and Return

Terrell Suggs Injury: Updates on Ravens Star's Achilles and Return

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs continues to recover from an Achilles tear he suffered during Week 1 of the 2015 season. It is uncertain when he will be ready to return to game action. 

Continue for updates.

Suggs Comments on Return to Practice

Monday, Aug. 15

“Darth Sizzle is back,” Suggs said in a statement, via Jamison Hensley of “It felt great to be back on the field with the team, there is nothing like it. Didn’t get to do too much today as I am working my way back. I will speak with the media when I am fully back practicing.”

Latest on Suggs’ Practice Status

Monday, Aug. 15

The Ravens announced Suggs returned to practice Monday for the first time.

Harbaugh Comments on Suggs’ Recovery, Potential Return

Friday, Aug. 12

Suggs is part of a group of Ravens stars (Steve Smith and Elvis Dumervil being the others) coach John Harbaugh expects to be ready for Week 1, per David Ginsburg of the Associated Press:

They’re all working really hard to play in the preseason, but we’re certainly expecting them all back for the opener. We’ll just have to make some decisions. Terrell Suggs is the closest. He had the injury the soonest. He’s already on me about practice, and I’m holding him back right now. He’ll be out there soon practicing. How much we play him remains to be seen. The other guys are probably a little longer away than he is — him being ready — but we’ll just see where we go.

Ravens Need Suggs Healthy for Playoff Push

Suggs joined the Ravens as the 10th overall pick in the 2003 draft and never left. He’s remained a stalwart member of the Baltimore defense for more than a decade, racking up over 100 sacks, earning six Pro Bowl selections and helping the team claim the Super Bowl XLVII title in 2013.

Although he’s been mostly durable throughout his career, he suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon tear in the opener last year. His only other extended absence came during the 2012 campaign for the same reason, a torn Achilles, which forced him to miss the first half of the season.

Should he not be able to return in time for the regular-season opener, Za’Darius Smith figures to get the first crack at filling the outside linebacker void opposite Dumervil. Matt Judon and Victor Ochi could also see some extra playing time.

Suggs can still be an impact player for the Ravens at age 33. Baltimore will hope he can put his recent injury issues behind him one he’s back to full strength.

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