Terrell Suggs, one of the Baltimore Ravens star linebackers, suffered a torn biceps in Sunday’s 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to an ESPN report.
The injury appeared to occur during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game when he attempted to tackle Isaac Redman. Suggs favored his right arm as he walked to the sideline and left the game and never returned.
The Ravens have yet to officially comment on the status Suggs, who is a five-time Pro Bowler, but Suggs told Albert Breer of the NFL Network via text that he can continue to play through this injury. Suggs tweeted Monday that he plans to get a second medical opinion to confirm the severity of his recent injury.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters Monday that he doesn’t feel that Suggs has a long-term injury.
“We don’t know the extent of it,” Harbaugh said. “We have an idea what it is. It needs to be evaluated as far as coming back and possibly playing this week or not. We just have to see where it is at and we should know by [Tuesday] or Wednesday what it is.”
Suggs, last year’s NFL Defensive Player of the Year, sat out the first six weeks of the season because off-season surgery to repair an Achilles tendon.
The Ravens defense is already thin without star linebacker Ray Lewis, who tore his triceps on Oct. 14 vs. the Dallas Cowboys. Lewis suffered the injury in the fourth quarter as the Ravens went on to win 31-29.
Lewis was put on injured reserve and could possibly make his return on Dec. 16 against the Denver Broncos.
Breer also added that there are a few players in league who are playing with same injury and Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansdy is one of those players. Dansby has been playing with a torn biceps since Oct. 28 and wears a brace that limits his range, but allows him to still play.
Suggs is hopeful that he will be able to wear a similar brace and still be effective. Since returning the field he has 19 tackles and two sacks in six games.