OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs underwent successful…
Terrell Suggs expected to miss season
"We do a conditioning test every year and I was practicing it," Suggs said via text message. "And I went to stop and turn and I thought I sprained it. Went to doc and said it's a partial tear. Will he play this year? "Absolutely, middle to end of October," Suggs indicated. "Definitely beginning of November. I love how you guys (media) are saying out for the season. Just gonna make my comeback that much bigger." "We are in contact with Terrell," the Ravens said in a statement. "He will see a specialist early next week, and we'll know more at that time."
If Suggs is out for even half of or the majority of the season, it's a devastating blow to the NFL's third-ranked defense from last season.
Suggs, 29, is the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
He led the Ravens with a career-high 14 sacks last season and forced a franchise-record seven fumbles.
The Ravens have some options to play Suggs' rush linebacker spot: second-round rookie outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, an All-American from Alabama, former second-round pick Paul Kruger, who had 5 1/2 sacks last season and is the frontrunner to play strongside outside linebacker, and Pernell McPhee.
McPhee is more of a traditional defensive end, a sixth-round pick who had six sacks in limited action as a rookie last year.
For more coverage of the NFL, go to profootball.scout.com. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
RavensInsider.com Recommended Stories
Week 8: Super Sleepers
Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…Read More
Watch: Sailfish Goes Psycho!
Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.Read More
BOMBS AWAY: ISIS BEFORE AND AFTER AIRSTRIKE
Photographer Bulent Kilic captured these amazing images of ISIS members who were on the very wrong end of an allied bombing in Turkey.Read More
TBT: Pumpkin Carving With A Handgun
While many hunters are focused on pursuing big game in late October, it’s also time to make sure you’re ready for Halloween, and specifically trick-or-treaters. In this throwback Thursday video,…Read More
5 Genius Tips To Make Your Tailgate Awesome
Tailgating is a time-honored tradition, but there’s no doubt that it’s come a long way. We now have portable electric generators, high-tech grills and heaters to enhance our tailgating celebrations –…Read More