The injuries keep coming for the Ravens.
Suggs previously alluded to the fact that his arm injury was something more than minimal, explaining that he is “[w]aiting on 2nd opinion” from physicians.
“Will keep ya’ll posted. Don’t panic! We do this every year! The MISSION is still the same,” Suggs said via Twitter.
As Schefter points out, the second opinion is needed because some biceps injuries allow the player to keep playing, like the one suffered earlier this year by Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby. The fact that Suggs is seeking a second opinion implies that the first opinion wasn’t conducive to playing with the injury.
Suggs recently explained why NFL players try to return from injuries quickly.
“We all know we can’t play forever,” Suggs said. “The only way that your legacy can live through the ages is [winning] championship rings. We call them ‘blood diamonds’ because that is what you are going to have to give to obtain them. We are all in constant pursuit of that championship, that football immortality.”
Suggs’ 2012 run at football immortality may be disrupted by this injury. Or it may not. Time will tell.