Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs has been motivated to return to action this season after suffering a serious Achilles injury during the offseason and his vision could come true in week seven. Suggs is hoping to return to action despite some concern from the team.
The Ravens do not want to rush Suggs back to the field but he doesn’t seem to be concerned and is pushing forward in hopes of playing today. While you have to respect Suggs for wanting to get back on the field, it is very dangerous to rush his return if he is not fit and fully healthy.
If Ian Rapoport’s report on the NFL Network this morning was any indication, Suggs should not rush back on the field.
“He’s a game-time decision — Suggs did practice did practice three days this week. I’m told he looked fine and Suggs has long targeted today as the day that he makes his return,” Rapoport said on NFL GameDay Morning. “But a Ravens source told me that Suggs is overweight, not ready to play and he thinks he is crazy to try to do so.
“But Suggs wants to be the one to fill the emotional void left by Ray Lewis, even if it is just for a couple of plays.”
There is still a chance that Suggs won’t play today but, if he dresses, you would have to expect his pride will take him onto the field. Let’s just hope that his heart is not pushing him to do something that will hurt his ability to continue playing the game he loves.