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Suggs May Miss Season With Torn Achilles, NFL.com Says

May 03, 2012

Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs will probably miss the National Football League season after tearing his Achilles tendon, NFL.com reports, citing an unnamed person familiar with the situation.

Suggs, who was voted the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year last season after recording 14 sacks, was injured while working out and doing drills in Arizona, NFL.com said.

Ravens spokesman Billy Jones said in a telephone interview that he couldn’t confirm the severity of Suggs’s injury.

“We are in contact with Terrell,” the Ravens said in an e-mailed statement. “He will see a specialist early next week, and we’ll know more at that time.”

Suggs, 29, has spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Ravens. He had 70 tackles, seven forced fumbles and two interceptions last season, when the Ravens went 12-4 and had the NFL’s third-ranked defense in yards and points allowed.

To contact the reporter on this story: Erik Matuszewski in New York at matuszewski@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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