Suggs suffers another serious injury

Suggs suffers another serious injury
December 3, 2012, 9:45 pm
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) celebrates with Terrence Cody after Suggs sacked Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, in Houston.

(AP Photo/Patric Schneider)

Already without Ray Lewis because of a torn triceps, the Ravens are expected to announce that Terrell Suggs has a torn biceps, according to an ESPN report, but that doesn’t rule him out for Sunday’s game at the Washington Redskins.

Suggs who didn’t play until Week 7 because of offseason surgery to repair an Achilles tear, left Sunday’s 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the fourth quarter when his arm was bent awkwardly as he attempted to tackle Isaac Redman.

He left the game and never returned.

Lewis went out with his injury Oct. 14 vs. the Dallas Cowboys, also in the fourth quarter of a close game won by the Ravens 31-29.

He was put on injured reserve, but under a special condition that allows teams to re-activate one player from that list per season. Lewis can return as early as Dec. 16 vs. the Denver Broncos.

Though Suggs’ injury is similar, it is different from Lewis’. It is possible to play if he can tolerate the pain. Biceps are two muscles that control the upper arm and the ability to flex the elbow.

The triceps, a bundle of three muscles, allow the arm to straighten.

Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby has been playing with a torn biceps since Oct. 28. He wears a brace that limits his range and allows him to still play.

That might limit his ability to catch interception in coverage because he can’t fully extend his arms but he still can tackle. Dansby was credited with10 in Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the New England Patriots.