The Baltimore Ravens suffered a major blow in their opening game in the new NFL season after Terrell Suggs tore his left Achilles and is reportedly out for the year, according to team reports. The veteran linebacker was carted off the field in the final quarter against the Denver Broncos, which won the Week 1 match-up, 19-13.
After the loss, the Broncos’ Twitter account confirmed the bad news.
Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles and is done for the year.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 13, 2015
“You try to find why things happen, and here’s a tough break for a guy who’s done nothing but work above and beyond to a degree – at least as hard as he’s worked his whole career – I’d say more. He’s just prepared himself to be the kind of leader that you admire so much. This guy has been such a leader for us.” Ravens head coach Harbough said in a post-game interview via the team’s official website.
Suggs, who is one of the key components in the team’s defense, tried to remain positive with his own tweet.
— T.S STARK (@untouchablejay4) September 14, 2015
The 32-year-old linebacker has made the NFL Pro Bowl six times in his career, in 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013. Suggs helped the team win the Super Bowl XLVII when they beat the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31 in 2013.