Consecutive upsets over the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots were impressive to say the least with the Ravens being big underdogs heading into both games, but also being able to take down the red-hot San Francisco 49ers led by up-and-comer Colin Kaepernick was the icing on the cake for Baltimore as they were able to win their second Super Bowl title in franchise history in dramatic fashion.
One of the main reasons for the Ravens’ success throughout the postseason was multiple players playing through injuries. Everyone knows about Ray Lewis playing through his triceps injury during the playoffs and Super Bowl, but former Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs had a similar injury that sidelined him for only one game.
Suggs suffered a torn biceps injury earlier in the season, but refused to take time off and played through the pain.
With the season officially over for the Ravens after the Super Bowl win over the 49ers, Suggs must address the injury and what needs to be done. Surgery was thought to be a foregone conclusion, but Suggs wanted a second opinion and is now waiting for the results according to Jeff Zreblec of The Baltimore Sun:
The Ravens are waiting to hear the results of a second opinion that outside linebacker Terrell Suggs sought on his right arm to determine if surgery is necessary to repair a torn biceps.
Suggs tore his biceps in the Ravens’ Dec. 2 home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He missed just one game because of the injury but he said all along that offseason surgery to repair the tear was a legitimate possibility.
If Suggs is forced to undergo surgery, and it appears that will be the case, it will be the second time in consecutive off-seasons that he’ll have to go through the an extensive rehab process.
Suggs suffered an Achilles tendon injury in 2011 and missed almost six months as a result of the rehab needed. Although Suggs returned much earlier than anticipated, the injury took its toll on Suggs with the linebacker not getting any younger at 30-years-old.