Terrell Suggs will have a similar decision to make after sustaining a second biceps tear in four years. The Ravens’ 14th-year pass-rusher suffered a torn left biceps during his team’s loss to the Giants today, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports.
Now 34, Suggs will need to decide whether to play through this malady or undergo surgery. When he sustained a right biceps tear in 2012, the former first-round pick opted to keep playing. He played in all four of Baltimore’s playoff games after sustaining the tear in December of that year and helped the Ravens claim their second Super Bowl championship.
The cornerstone Ravens linebacker wants to keep playing, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The six-time Pro Bowler and one-time first-team All-Pro is coming off a 2015 season in which he played one game due to tearing his Achilles’ tendon in Week 1. He didn’t return until this preseason but has started all six games for the Ravens in 2016. Suggs also suffered an Achilles tear in 2012 before returning for that season’s second half.
Suggs has enjoyed a standout season from a pass-rushing perspective despite the myriad injuries in his rear-view mirror. He picked up his fifth sack of the season today and made five solo tackles (two for loss) in the Ravens’ 27-23 loss. The five sacks tie Suggs for sixth in the league. Each of the other eight players who have registered at least five sacks this season are at least three years younger than Suggs. Should he reach 10 sacks this season, it would mark the seventh time he will have hit double digits in a season.
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