Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs announced on his Facebook page this morning that he is off crutches.
“No more crutches! Beasting...” the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year wrote about an hour ago.
Suggs met Monday with doctors Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte so he could examine his surgically-repaired Achilles tendon. If the scar was fully healed, Suggs was likely cleared to begin his rehab at the team’s facility.
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Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Tuesday that Anderson said Suggs is doing "very well" but Harbuagh didn't go into specifics.
"I think he'll start to accelerate his rehab now since he saw Dr. Anderson down in Charlotte," he said. "We'll take it from there."
His message to fans this morning is a good sign that his doctor’s appointment went well. Hopefully we will get something more official from the Ravens later today when they hold their first mandatory minicamp workout.
By the way, in case you missed it last Friday, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told my colleague Jeff Zrebiec that the idea that the team would go after Suggs and his contract if it was discovered that he had sustained the injury while playing basketball in late April was “nonsense” and “crazy.” Bisciotti said he would much rather that Suggs was hurt while doing something to stay in shape instead of “sleeping on his couch all offseason.”
Suggs had a career-high 14 sacks in 2011. He set a franchise record with seven forced fumbles. He also made 70 tackles and picked off a pair of passes. He went to back-to-back Pro Bowls for the first time in his career.