FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up prior to their AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Bad news for Baltimore: Ravens LB Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles' playing a game of basketball.
Bad news out of Baltimore: Ravens LB Terrell Suggs has torn his Achilles' tendon, according to multiple reports. The Ravens are reportedly saying that it might not be a complete tear
, only a partial tear. No other information is available at this time.
The injury may have come during a game of basketball, according to ESPN. An Achilles' injury can take nine to 12 months from which to recover, so this very well could cost Suggs his entire 2012 season long before it starts.
This would be a devastating blow to the Ravens because Suggs is arguably their best player on defense. The Ravens drafted Alabama LB Courtney Upshaw in the 2012 NFL Draft, so they're lucky that they have someone, even if it's just a rookie, who can step in.
Suggs will turn 30 in October. Achilles' injuries often linger and players have a difficult time fully recovering from them.