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Ravens' Suggs tears Achilles, may miss 4-6 months
May 3, 2012 / 5:35 PM / 6 years ago

Ravens' Suggs tears Achilles, may miss 4-6 months

(Reuters) - Terrell Suggs will need surgery to repair a partial tear of his Achilles but expects to return midway through the 2012 National Football League (NFL) season, the reigning defensive player of the year said on Thursday.

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs celebrates a defensive play in the third quarter against the Houston Texans during their NFL AFC Divisional playoff football game in Baltimore, Maryland, January 15, 2012. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

The 29-year-old Baltimore Ravens linebacker, who suffered the injury during a conditioning test, will have the surgery next week and anticipates returning to his team’s lineup in about four to six months.

“Absolutely,” Suggs said in a report posted on The Carroll County Times’ website. “Middle to end of October. Definitely beginning of November.”

The loss of Suggs for any amount of time would be a major blow to a defensive-oriented Ravens team that captured the AFC North division title last season and came within one victory of a berth in the Super Bowl.

Suggs had a career-high 14 sacks last season along with 70 tackles and two interceptions.

“He will see a specialist early next week, and we’ll know more at that time,” the Ravens said in a statement.

Reporting By Gene Cherry in Salvo North Carolina; Editing by Frank Pingue

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