For most NFL players, a torn biceps is a season-ending injury. Not Terrell Suggs. It turns out, the Ravens outside linebacker may only wind up missing one game.
At least that’s what Suggs is telling reporters, per Edward Lee for The Baltimore Sun. On Tuesday, the six-time Pro Bowler announced he’s ready to return to practice, and based on his timetable to return the last time he sustained the same injury in 2012, there’s little reason to suspect he won’t come through when the Ravens return from their bye week to play the Steelers on Nov. 6.
“It may be season-ending for somebody else. It’s not season-ending for Ravens. I’ve played through it before. I told you all that. That was always the plan. Last time I tore it [in 2012] I missed the first game. I came back and struggled through the second game. I slowly but surely got it back, and it came at a good time. We’ve got nine left. We’re still in second place in the division, and we can still do some things. I want to be here when we do that.”
Of course, while Suggs did return in 2012, he wasn’t nearly as effective at rushing the passer. The 14th-year veteran had only 2.0 sacks in six regular season and playoff games afterward.
So even though Suggs might be coming back, that doesn’t mean the Ravens are going to benefit immensely. Regardless, he’s definitely going to try, and with Ben Roethlisberger eyeing the same return date for the Steelers, this is shaping up to be a classic AFC North clash.