Terrell Suggs avoids offseason bicep surgery

2/17/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

In a season marred by injuries, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs still had luck on his side, returning in time for the Baltimore Ravens’ playoffs run and now avoiding his second straight offseason surgery. After playing through the season with a torn right biceps Terrell Suggs had consistently maintained that there was an imminent possibility of offseason surgery. But following a second opinion on his torn biceps Terrell Suggs opted to rehabilitate the injury instead of taking on the surgery.
Terrell Suggs initially tore his biceps in the Week 13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and sat out the rest of the regular season, finishing with 22 tackles and two sacks. But Terrell Suggs returned for a more productive postseason run, registered 21 tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble. Terrell Suggs particularly shone in the Baltimore Ravens’ divisional round win over the Denver Broncos, posting 10 total tackles and a forced fumble while getting two sacks at quarterback Peyton Manning’s expense. He cooled down a bit in the Baltimore Ravens’ AFC championship rematch against the New England Patriots, pulling through with just seven tackles. And in the Super Bowl XLVII win against the San Francisco 49ers, Terrell Suggs had a nominal presence in the Baltimore Ravens’ defense, finishing with just two tackles.
However, Terrell Suggs acknowledged that leading up to the Super Bowl, his torn bicep hadn’t quite healed and he was limited with the injury for most part of the postseason.
Terrell Suggs had a relatively tough season, missing the first six games of the regular season while rehabbing from an offseason surgery to treat a partially torn Achilles tendon. He returned to play just eight games during the 2012 season.
The 2011 Defensive Player of the Year, Terrell Suggs, was just one of the few NFL players in the past season, including Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby, who struggled with torn biceps injury during this past season.
The 30-year-old Terrell Suggs will feel greater presume to return in peak form for the next season with the future of Baltimore Ravens free agent linebacker Paul Kruger still in doubt.
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