The Ravens have issued a statement from G.M. Ozzie Newsome regarding the condition of linebacker Terrell Suggs, who injured his Achilles tendon working out on his own last week. (There are conflicting reports on whether he was playing basketball, or whether he was engaged in conditioning drills.) Newsome discloses that Suggs has undergone surgery.
“Terrell [Suggs] had a successful surgical procedure done on his Achilles tendon this afternoon by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, [N.C.]. After some recovery time, ‘Sizzle’ will begin the process of rehabbing the area. We know he will work hard to get back on the field with his teammates as soon as the doctors and trainers allow. We’re confident that he can make a full recovery.”
But when will the recovery happen? During the 2012 season? After it?
That’s the bigger question, and it’s not yet answered: Will Suggs be available to play at any point during the 2012 season?
Newsome also doesn’t say whether the injury to the tendon was a full or partial tear.