Terrell Suggs hasn’t missed many games in his Ravens career and he says he won’t miss the 2012 season after Achilles surgery. (John McDonnell / The Washington Post)

“There is only a small incision, and [Dr. Robert Anderson] said it was not as bad as some thought it was, which I had already been told,” the Baltimore Ravens’ linebacker told the Baltimore Sun today.

There was some confusion over just how badly Suggs had torn the tendon — and just how long he would be out. Suggs, who was hurt April 28 in a workout near his home in Arizona, told the Sun last week that he wasn’t certain because two doctors had given him different diagnoses. On Wednesday, Suggs said the tendon was partially torn; the Ravens did not indicate the severity of the tear.

Suggs has missed only three games in nine seasons with the Ravens and remains confident, as he has been all along, that he’ll play again no later than November.

“I'm 29 years old,” he said. “I don't miss games. I'll be returning soon.”

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