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John Harbaugh says it’s irrelevant how Suggs got hurt

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh faced questions about Tuesday’s report concerning how Terrell Suggs hurt his Achilles this offseason.

That report contends Suggs suffered the injury while playing basketball, as was initially reported before Suggs said that he got hurt doing a conditioning test. Suggs repeated that when asked about the new report, although the difference doesn’t matter all that much since the Ravens aren’t making any move to recover money from Suggs for suffering a non-football injury. On Wednesday, coach John Harbaugh made it clear that the team only cares about Suggs getting healthy.

“That’s not a conversation we’re even having,” Harbaugh said, via Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times. “It’s not relevant to anything that has to do with what we’re trying to accomplish. If it were, I guess we would think about it. The relevant conversation as far as Terrell Suggs is going to be rehab. He’s going to be back here next week. He’s got a doctor’s appointment on Monday if I’m not mistaken. He’s going to go to work get that thing back and, knowing Terrell, he’ll be back sooner rather than later.”

Harbaugh also addressed how they will fill in for Suggs, regardless of whether sooner or later wins that race. Harbaugh said he doesn’t anticipate the team adding an outside linebacker after losing Michael McAdoo to another torn Achilles.

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14 Responses to “John Harbaugh says it’s irrelevant how Suggs got hurt”
  1. canttrussitnwa says: Jun 6, 2012 2:26 PM

    Harbaugh is right. No sense chasing a ghost.

  2. ingraven says: Jun 6, 2012 2:27 PM

    Whether he was hurt “Playing B-Ball” or “Training SO HARD”, it DOESNT matter. HURT is HURT. Next man up!!!

  3. YouMadCauseImStylingOnYou says: Jun 6, 2012 2:30 PM

    He’s right. There’s nothing they can do about it now, and I doubt the Ravens would try to terminate the DPOTY’s contract even if he did violate a part of it.

  4. dirttooliski1raven says: Jun 6, 2012 2:43 PM

    Pay the man! He was trying to stay in shape, better that, than out getting arrested for DWI! ESPN are scum bags, they bring you up to bring you down. Got-ya Journalism! E-S-P-N = Extra Stupid People Network! Only time they have a story about Baltimore is when it’s a negative story!

    Go Ravens!

  5. ampats says: Jun 6, 2012 2:48 PM

    Not a Ravens fan but this is a stupid argument. He was involved in an athletic endevour, it is not like he was injured while riding a motorcycle or jumping off a trampoline.

    I also belive the Ravens like many NFL teams has hoops within their training facilities.

  6. tdk24 says: Jun 6, 2012 3:34 PM

    Didn’t Ray Lewis say the same thing about some dead guy in Atlanta?

  7. kingdm8 says: Jun 6, 2012 4:18 PM

    Who cares if he got hurt playing basketball? If I’m not mistaken, that’s a pretty good way to stay in condition during the offseason. How many guys have we seen tear a pectoral muscle doing bench press? Those guys aren’t chastised. ESPN gets ratings based on sensationalism and fluff coverage. This shouldn’t even be a news story.

  8. naanunaanu says: Jun 6, 2012 4:31 PM

    if he was up for a contract and the team wasn’t going to resign him they yea i would take a hard stance on not paying him, but as it is, he was DPOTY, and was trying to be in better shape for the start of the year….. can’t fault a guy for that.

    Next Man UP.
    Play like a Raven.

    Steelers & bengals are Trash.
    Browns are…. a joke

    That is all.

  9. ravenator says: Jun 6, 2012 7:01 PM

    Keep on hating fellow divisional rival fans. Another sweep of this division coming up!

  10. steelymcbeam6 says: Jun 6, 2012 9:03 PM

    Ravenator…you’re the definition of a hater. All emotion, zero perspective. There’s fans that can take their emotion out of it and have a valid thought even about a team they hate, you can’t. I hate the ravens like you hate the steelers. Difference is I can put that emotion aside and give credit where it’s due. Baltimore is a damn good football team. Reed, Lewis, Suggs, ngata are great players and I respect how they play. You however, only put your hate into consideration for the steelers or any other team and all your comments reflect that.

  11. ravenator says: Jun 7, 2012 6:53 AM

    Steeley keep on spewing your hate towards me, it’s hilarious. While you’re trying to throw compliments so you can validate your self worth in your own feeble little mind, we all have seen you troll on Ravens boards when a post has nothing to do with your Steelers with absolutely nothing to contribute but banter in the past. Pot calling the kettle black, unless of course my antagonizing rants have made you reflect upon your posts. In that case, I did you a favor, and you’re welcome. Cheers! :)

  12. sudz28 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:15 PM

    I’m glad Harbaugh finally said as much; this is a non-issue and always had been. What does it matter whether he hurt his tendon playing BBall? He’ll be back, hopefully in time to get the smack-down by my Steelers.

  13. steelymcbeam6 says: Jun 7, 2012 12:28 PM

    And maybe you should go back and take a look at some of my other posts in regards to the ravens. Every ray rice contract post and said that he is a great RB and since he is such a big portion of their offense he should get paid like it. I’ve always given ray Lewis his due on any posts regarding him. So just like all your other posts you have no clue what you’re talking about, just consumed by your hate.

  14. godzilla111111 says: Jun 7, 2012 4:32 PM

    tdk24 says:
    Jun 6, 2012 3:34 PM
    Didn’t Ray Lewis say the same thing about some dead guy in Atlanta?

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    The two men with Ray were tried for murder and found innocent. Do you get that moron?

    Take your meds and leave your Mom’s basement.

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