The Baltimore Ravens may get an unexpected moral boost to their injured defense Sunday October 21. Per ESPN, linebacker Terrell Suggs is reportedly targeting the game against the Houston Texans to return from a torn Achilles, which he suffered just five months ago while playing basketball:
Sources said that even Suggs’ family and friends have plans to travel to Houston in anticipation of watching him stage one of the quickest returns from this type of significant injury by any athlete.
“Yes, that’s still the plan,” one source texted Thursday.
Suggs was named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year for 2011 after recording 70 tackles and 14 sacks and appearing in all 16 games for the Ravens. According to Pro Football Talk, typical recovery time from a torn Achilles is 8-11 months.
The Ravens have a bye week following Sunday’s matchup against the high-powered Texans offense, so sitting Suggs out while he works on his conditioning and strength may be wise. But if Suggs is indeed able to return, it would be truly an amazing feat and huge boost to a Ravens team that just lost Ray Lewis (torn tricep) and Lardarius Webb (torn ACL) for the season to injuries.