This much now is known: he’ll miss at least the first six weeks of the season.
The Baltimore Ravens placed the linebacker, who underwent surgery May 8, on the physically-unable-to-perform list Monday, which means that he must sit out the first six games and could play, at the earliest, on Oct. 21. A player then can practice for up to three weeks before a team must decide whether to activate him, place him on the injured-reserve list or waive him.
Late October would keep Suggs to the prediction he made after his injury became known. “Middle to end of October,” he told the Carroll County Times. “Definitely beginning of November. I love how you guys [media] are saying out for the season. Just gonna make my comeback that much bigger.”
Suggs was injured while he was working out in April in late April and, according to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson, has been rehabbing for months and is walking without a limp. He has played in all 16 games in eight of his nine seasons in the NFL.