Terrell Suggs Tears Achilles, Out For Year

Terrell Suggs was carted off the field during the Ravens loss to the Broncos this evening, and the team announced (via Twitter) that the veteran linebacker has torn his left Achilles and will miss the rest of the season.

The former first-round pick has played his entire career in Baltimore, making six Pro Bowls and winning the defensive player of the year award. The 32-year-old has only missed 11 games during his 12-year career, including eight in 2012 when he tore his right Achilles.

Suggs finished last season with 69 tackles and 12 sacks, the second-highest total of his career. Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required) rated him as the second-most valuable defender last season for the Ravens, and he also ranked as the league’s second-best 3-4 outside linebacker.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today notes (via Twitter) that it took Suggs about five months to recover the last time he suffered a torn Achilles. If Suggs follows that same timeline, he’d be ready by mid-February.

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