There are conflicting accounts and reports and theories regarding the ability of Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs to play on Sunday against the Texans, only four days after emerging from the non-football injury list with a partially torn Achilles tendon he suffered in the offseason.
And Suggs himself did nothing to clear up the confusion on Thursday. “Come Sunday I may or may not be out there,” Suggs said, via the team’s official Twitter feed.
Working against Suggs is the fact that he looks a little, um, large, which would put extra stress on his healing tendon. Suggs apparently realizes that, and he’s a little sensitive about it.
“My weight is good, but I’m not in a beauty contest,” Suggs said.
We’ve got no reason to doubt Schefter’s report, even though others have recklessly been pitching pebbles from porcelain porches without being fair regarding what Schefter has, and hasn’t, reported. Schefter hasn’t said Suggs will play; Schefter has said that Suggs wants to play and that there’s a chance he will.
Would it be wise for Suggs to play? Probably not. Would it be smarter to wait until he has had more of a chance to get in shape? Probably. But there’s a chance he’ll play on Sunday.