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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
A strong case could have been made for junior quarterback C.J. Brown's being the player the Maryland football team could least afford to lose this season. Not only is Brown the most experienced player at the position, he is the only quarterback to have played in a game for the Terps. How much Maryland misses Brown will be learned quickly after it was announced Wednesday that he would miss the entire season with a knee injury suffered during a noncontact drill at practice Tuesday night.
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Jacques Kelly | June 15, 2012
The old Trailways Bus depot on Fayette Street was crowded, dingy, filled with a dubious clientele and gruff bus drivers. But as it is torn down, I'm sentimental about it. I became inured to its gritty but essentially harmless nature. In time, it became a symbol of non-expense account, third-class travel, the kind that fits a Baltimorean's pocketbook. And now, at the beginning of the vacation season, I think of all the times I bailed out of town via a cheap ticket aboard a Trailways coach.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2012
Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, underwent successful surgery on his torn Achilles tendon Tuesday afternoon, but his availability for the 2012 season remains a significant question mark. The surgery was performed by noted foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte,N.C. "After some recovery time, [Suggs] will begin the process of rehabbing the area," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement released by the team Tuesday night.
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Mike Preston | May 7, 2012
When team officials announced last week that Pro Bowl outside linebacker Terrell Suggs had torn his Achilles tendon, former Ravens offensive lineman Wally Williams understood what Suggs was experiencing. Nearly 15 years ago at almost the same time, Williams tore the Achilles tendon in his right, or plant foot, while backpedaling in off-season drills. He returned in six months to start the final 10 games of the 1997 season. Suggs, 29, is expected to have surgery Tuesday morning.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2012
Orioles left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada will decide this week whether to have surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow or attempt to rest and rehab it. On Monday and Tuesday, Wada was examined in California by Dr. Lewis Yocum, who removed bone chips from Wada's elbow after the 2007 season. Yocum, the Los Angeles Angels' team doctor, confirmed the tear and has recommended surgery, according to Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
One of the key cogs in No. 1 Aberdeen's run to its second straight state final four, senior guard Lakeia Hayden is the Eagles' floor director. Although more a shooting guard, she ran the point last season and now shared those duties with freshman Kierra Palmer. She combines smart play and a keen eye for her teammates with a lethal 3-point shot. Hayden, who has played this season with a torn meniscus and a partially-torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee, averages eight points and three assists for the Eagles (25-1)
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2012
Orioles Gold Glove right fielder Nick Markakis, who has been bothered for months by what he initially thought was a deep bone bruise near his abdomen, had surgery Thursday to repair an abductor muscle and his rectus abdominis, also known as the “six-pack” muscle. Despite the extensive muscle damage, Markakis hopes to play in exhibition games by mid-to-late March and expects to be ready for Opening Day, April 6 at Camden Yards against the Minnesota Twins. He has already spoken to manager Buck Showalter about a potential plan that will ease him into spring training, which begins in earnest with the exhibition opener March 5. “Spring training is what it is. I think if I get two solid weeks in at the end of games, I'll be fine,” Markakis said.
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By Edward Lee | December 26, 2011
Ravens coach John Harbaugh confirmed Monday what the team feared when David Reed crumpled to the turf at M&T Bank Stadium without being hit by a Cleveland Browns player Saturday. Reed tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during his 30-yard kickoff return to open the third quarter. It's the second time in as many years that Reed will be unable to complete a season as he was shelved for the team's final two regular-season contests and two postseason games last year by torn ligaments in his left wrist.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2011
If the Orioles were Rick Besore's girlfriend, he would have broken off the tortured relationship long ago. Who could still love after the collapse of 2005 or the 2-16 start of 2010 or the dashing of this year's once-robust hopes? But on Monday, Besore stood with his brother Scott on the flag court at Camden Yards, shouting for his 92-loss team to spoil the playoff chances of the Boston Red Sox. Somehow, his bond with a club that will wrap up its 14th straight losing season tonight is stronger than almost any in his life.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2011
With rookie cornerback Jimmy Smith expected to miss "a few weeks" with a high left ankle sprain, it would seem that the Ravens could use a healthy and effective Chris Carr. Carr left the second quarter of Sunday's 35-7 thumping of the Pittsburgh Steelers after re-aggravating the left hamstring injury that has been nagging him throughout the preseason. Carr did not return for the second half, but coach John Harbaugh said the hamstring is intact. "The good news is, it's not a tear," Harbaugh said Monday during his post-game media session.
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