Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has
returned to practice after recovering from a torn Achilles, but his status for
Sunday's game against Houston is still in question.
Last year's NFL Defensive Player of the Year has reportedly indicated his
desire to return to game action right away, but the Baltimore Sun cited a
source Wednesday as saying he "would be shocked if (Suggs) played" Sunday.
Suggs suffered his injury in late April and underwent surgery in early May. He
was placed on the physically unable to perform list for the start of the
The Ravens and Texans share the top record in the AFC at 5-1 heading into
Baltimore may want to keep Suggs out of Sunday's contest because the team also
has a bye the following week, which would give him more time to practice and
get into game shape.
Suggs had a banner 2011 season for the Ravens, posting 14 sacks with 70
tackles, seven forced fumbles and a pair of interceptions.
The Ravens have had numerous injuries to their stellar defense, as star middle
linebacker Ray Lewis is expected to be sidelined until at least late December
because of a torn triceps, while cornerback Lardarius Webb was placed on
season-ending injured reserve earlier this week because of a torn ACL.
Safety Ed Reed also told a Baltimore radio station earlier this week that he
has been playing with a torn labrum in his shoulder, but said it was nothing
overly serious and the Ravens have yet to include him on an injury report this
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