Suggs, who was hurt trying to arm tackle the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Isaac Redman, was giving nothing away about his availability for the Ravens’ game Sunday against the Washington Redskins. “We’ll see,” he told the Baltimore Sun. “Maybe. Maybe not.”
Just before the “Monday Night Football” kickoff, he tweeted:
Waiting on 2nd opinion. Will keep ya’ll posted. Don’t panic! We do this every year! The MISSION is still the same. #NawlinsInFebruary
— terrell suggs (@untouchablejay4) December 4, 2012
Suggs has had some luck with second opinions and heals quickly. He tore his Achilles’ in early May and returned to the field in the sixth game of the season rather than sitting out the entire year. It is possible to play through some biceps tears and that’s what doctors will determine. Karlos Dansby of the Miami Dolphins is playing despite having a torn biceps.
“We don’t know the extent of it,” Coach John Harbaugh said. “We have an idea what it is. It needs to be evaluated as far as coming back and possibly playing this week or not. We just have to see where it is at and we should know by [Tuesday] or Wednesday what it is.”
The Ravens’ defense, with Ray Lewis still recovering from a torn triceps, is struggling, which presents Robert Griffin III and the Redskins with great possibilities, possibilities that would be enhanced if Suggs, the defensive player of the year, were to miss the game. After all, this is a defense that gave up 366 total yards to Charlie Batch and the Steelers’ offense Sunday. In another stroke of luck for the Redskins, 6-6 and on a three-game winning streak, the Ravens won’t have Lewis, who has to sit out until Dec. 16 because he was placed on the injured/designated for return list. The Ravens also have had to adjust to the loss of Dannell Ellerbe, Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith. The team hopes to have Ellerbe, who has ankle/foot and thumb injuries, back for Sunday’s game. Smith had sports hernia surgery and isn’t expected to be ready to play just yet.