As if their third loss of the season wasn’t a difficult enough pill for the Baltimore Ravens to swallow, they may be losing one of their best defensive players for awhile as well. Via the NFL Network’s Kimberly Jones, Jay Glazer for FOX Sports is reporting that Terrell Suggs sustained a torn left biceps during the 27-23 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.
It remains to be seen whether the injury is season-ending or not, but historically it is. The Ravens just went through this in 2015, when safety Matt Elam was lost for the season in August with a torn biceps. However, Suggs himself has defied the odds in the past, playing through just such an injury in 2012.
If he were to eventually land on injured reserve, that would be devastating news for Baltimore’s defense. With 5 sacks, Suggs is not only leading the Ravens defense, but is one of the only consistent pass rushers the unit has. Only defensive end Timmy Jernigan has multiple sacks with 3.
As for what a season-ending injury might mean for Suggs personally, one has to wonder what the future holds if he doesn’t return in 2016. The six-time Pro Bowl selection and former Defensive Player of the Year just turned 34, and already missed all but one game last season due to a torn Achilles. At his age, and with the injuries beginning to pile up, it’s not unreasonable to think retirement could be on the table.
Obviously, that’s all highly speculative, seeing as the team has yet to confirm Glazer’s report and there’s no word on how much time Suggs is expected to miss.