Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs has dealt a major blow to the Ravens’ 3rd overall ranked defense with a season ending injury to his achilles tendon which the big guy suffered during a recent conditioning drill in Arizona.
Suggs told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols in a telephone interview that he injured himself practicing the conditioning test the Ravens make their players take. He was working out at his old high school in Chandler, Ariz.. He said he started and stopped and felt something turn, so he called his trainer to get a doctor’s exam. In an earlier text to ESPN, he said the injury happened on Saturday.
He said he is not on crutches now but confirmed he is having surgery next week. In earlier texts to ESPN, Suggs said he will meet with the surgical specialist Tuesday and that he expects to recover from the injury in four to six months.
While, the general length of time to full activity following the surgery is four to six months, the average return to playing in an NFL game is 11 months, according to a study presented at the American Academy Orthopedic Surgeons in 2006.