Ravens star outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has been named the Ravens' recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.
The voting was done by the players, in recognition for how Suggs has returned from a partially torn right Achilles tendon suffered in late April.
Suggs has returned to record two sacks, including one in his first game back against the Houston Texans,when he finished with four tackles, one for a loss, two quarterback hits and a pass deflection.
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“It’s humbling and it’s an honor to know that my teammates chose me to receive the Ed Block Courage Award,” Suggs said in a news release. “That means they saw the hard work I put in to get back so we could all play together again. I’m very honored and flattered.
“The rehab was extremely painful and excruciating, but I got through it. My trainer, Mark Smith, and my rehab therapist, Sam Bell, did an excellent job of pushing me every day. Not only that, but they made sure they helped me recover with the proper treatment. The entire process was a task, but I really learned a lot about myself.”
Added Ravens head trainer Mark Smith: "Anybody who knows Terrell understands his enthusiasm and passion for the game. Terrell continued using that type of energy during the rehabilitation process, working tirelessly with our doctors, strength coaches and training staff to get himself ready to return."
The award is named after Ed Block, the longtime head athletic trainer of the Baltimore Colts.