It is pretty well known that Terrell Suggs did not play healthy last year. In fact, to say he didn’t play healthy is a huge understatement and it downplays the incredible things he did last year.
In April, the night of the first round of the NFL draft, Suggs tore his Achilles while working out(or playing basketball). An Achilles year is generally accepted as being a 10-14 month recovery time injury. Suggs, who apparently couldn’t care less about what modern medicine has to say, was back on a football field less than six months later. Science be damned. To add insult to injury(or injury to insult I suppose), Suggs suffered a torn bicep just 4 weeks after coming back to the field.
Suggs missed just 2 games, both of which he could have played in but the coaching staff chose to rest him, before returning to the field again. At this point Suggs is playing with one arm and one leg. The important thing though, was that he was still playing. If you haven’t thanked Suggs for putting his body on the line and fighting to stay on the field, then please get on twitter immediately and do so. The guy is a warrior.
The other day Suggs did an interview where he was asked if he felt like he would be healthy this season. Suggs gave an emphatic yes.
Not only did Sugg promise his health, he said he wanted to surprise fans with how healthy he was. That is pretty good news if it is true. I would imagine that if Suggs is as healthy as he is expecting to be, the offensive coordinators on the Ravens schedule are going to have a hard time sleeping these days. The Ravens now have two double digit sacks guys competing against each other for stats, the leagues best defensive lineman and a solid group of front seven rotation player built to do nothing but put QBs on their backs.
The future looks pretty bright from where I am sitting.