Reporting Mark Viviano
TIMONIUM, Md. (WJZ)– Unfortunately, it’s an injury that has the Ravens in the news this week: Linebacker Terrell Suggs’ season is in jeopardy because of a torn Achilles tendon.
Sports Director Mark Viviano caught up with coach John Harbaugh as he attended the Fallen Heroes Ceremony honoring police and firefighters in Timonium.
“He will be OK. Terrell Suggs will be fine. He will be back. He will go to work on that rehab like no other. He will continue to be a huge part of what we are doing, continue to be a leader and then the young guys will step up. They will step forward, and you are a football team first. You are a team. Team is not one guy,” he said.
Harbaugh says Suggs was devastated by the news. They spoke on the phone this week. The Achilles tear will keep Suggs out for half of the upcoming season and he may miss the whole year, though he vows he’ll be able to play this season.
“My heart went out to Terrell because he was so down about it,” he said. “It was so hard for him to actually spit out what had happened. He didn’t want to tell me because he felt so bad about it. Once we got past that, then I felt bad about it. Once I got past feeling bad about how he felt bad about it, then I felt bad about it. We are going to be fine. I got a chance to talk to Ray and a lot of the players and you move forward. That’s what it’s all about. You just move forward and the next guy steps in.”
Harbaugh has a positive outlook on what’s ahead for the Defensive Player of the Year.