The Baltimore Ravens may go through an interesting transition next season on defense as it should be interesting to see which veterans can still be as effective as they were in 2012. As for Terrell Suggs–let’s just say the Ravens hope his decision to avoid surgery for a torn right biceps doesn’t come back and haunt him heading into 2013.
Instead of getting surgery, Suggs has decided to rehab the injury that he suffered back on Dec. 2 when Baltimore faced the Pittsburgh Steelers. Suggs has always been a key part of the Ravens’ defense throughout his career and with Ray Lewis calling it a career following the team’s Super Bowl XLVII win over the San Francisco 49ers, the last thing they want to see happen is one of their star linebackers miss time off the field heading into 2013.
After missing the first six games due to a torn Achilles’ tendon suffered during the off-season, Suggs only recorded 22 combined tackles in eight games during the 2012 season, but those numbers should increase next season considering the Ravens were extra cautious with their linebacker considering how quickly he returned to the field. Obviously, a bicep injury is another one where Baltimore needs to monitor Suggs as he rehabs considering the last thing they want to see happen is him return to the field sooner than he should be.
It’s a bold decision to choose rehab over surgery–so let’s hope this doesn’t come back to haunt Suggs in a few months when the Ravens begin their quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions.
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