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Instant Analysis: Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs suffers Achilles injury
Jeff Zrebiec, Ravens reporter: Terrell Suggs is visiting a specialist next week so we won't know the extent of the injury and whether he'll need season-ending surgery until then, but that's obviously the fear. And any sort of Achilles' injury is terrible news for a guy so reliant on his power and explosiveness. It obviously goes without saying that Suggs is one of the few players that the Ravens simply can't replace. He's a rare game-changer and playmaker on defense, a guy that teams account for, often with two players. What a challenge coach John Harbaugh and new defensive coordinator Dean Pees will have trying to figure out a way to consistently get to the quarterback without Suggs in there. Not only does it make the selection of Courtney Upshaw last week critical, but it also makes the Ravens' investment and commitment to their young cornerbacks look even smarter. If Suggs is out for the 2012 campaign, the Ravens will need every single member of that defense to take his game to another level.
May 3, 2012