Surgery on the right biceps might not be necessary for Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, and according to an unsourced report by the Baltimore Sun the team is waiting to hear the results of a second opinion.
Suggs missed the first six games of the season because of a partial off-season Achilles tear, came back in Week 7 and then sat out Week 11 because of a partial tear in his arm.
In his first game of the season, Suggs got a sack vs. the Houston Texans but that quickly debilitated into a 30-point loss on the road. Suggs’ season took a downturn, too.
After he tore his biceps vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers, Suggs became a non-factor until the middle of the playoffs. Suggs only had two sacks and 22 tackles in nine regular-season games after being named 2011 NFL defensive player of the year.
He complained that his Achilles was bothering him after the Ravens’ 24-9 playoff opening win vs. the Indianapolis Colts. Then, he came to life. Suggs was a terror in the second half of a 38-35 comeback win at the Denver Broncos that launched the Ravens into the AFC championship game for the second year in a row.
Suggs had 10 tackles and two sacks of Peyton Manning in that upset of Denver, forced a fumble and had a pass breakup.
Having Suggs around, and healthy, to start 2013 is especially important for the Ravens as they lose Ray Lewis to retirement, likely Paul Kruger to free agency and possibly Dannell Ellerbe who is an unrestricted free agent as well.