Terrell Suggs speaks about Achilles injury

May 03, 2012|By Mike Preston

Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs spoke about the injury to his Achilles tendon and his expectations as to when he'll be able to return.

On the nature of the injury: "I've already been to see two different doctors. One says it is a partial tear, one says it is a full tear. I don't know what the hell is going on. I've been in contact with the Ravens, and there will be a procedure done Tuesday to correct the problem."

On how he suffered the injury: "The injury did not occur while I was playing basketball. Every year, we have that condition run and it kicks my butt. So, a couple of weeks ago, I started preparing for it. You build up, one week, two weeks, three weeks ... and that's how I got injured. I was doing the 40-yard cone shuffles."

On when he thinks he'll be able to return: "It's amazing people are starting to write me off already, the entire season. It will take three or four months to heal. Well, it's still three months before training camp, and then another month of training camp. At the minimum, I'll be back in October, and at the maximum, most definitely back in November."

On his goals when he returns: "I've never been seriously hurt before. Ray Lewis, the greatest player ever, has been hurt a couple of times, but he has always come back strong. I've never been through anything like this before. It is nerve-racking, but I want to repeat, not just as the Player of the Year, but to get back to the [AFC] championship game and then the Super Bowl. I can't get it done, win the Player of the Year, playing only nine games, but I can help us still win a Super Bowl, and that's one hell of a consolation prize."

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