Harbaugh: “How Suggs’ Injury Occurred is Irrelevant”

Coach Isn't Worried How Suggs Got Hurt

When Terrell Suggs injured his Achilles tendon last month, the reports differed about how it occurred.

Some say it happened on the basketball court, while Suggs maintains that he suffered the injury during a conditioning test. ESPN’s Adam Schefter released a report on Tuesday quoting employees at a gym in Arizona who said that they saw Suggs get injured during a basketball tournament at their facility.

Coach Harbaugh doesn’t seem to care.

“That’s not a conversation that we’re even having,” Harbaugh said Wednesday after practice. “It’s not relevant in anything that we’re trying to accomplish. If it were, I guess we’d think about it.”

The focus instead is on getting Suggs healthy so he came return as quickly as possible. Sizzle is expected to make a trip to Baltimore next week to visit with doctors to gauge his progress.

I tend to agree with the stance taken by the Ravens brass on this subject. Injuries can occur at almost any time and while I wouldn’t encourage a multi-million dollar athlete to dirt bike in the Sahara I do think playing Basketball is another aerobic activity that can help keep players in shape.

The other issue was what it stated in his contract. Did he have any clauses that prohibited him from certain activities? I’ve read conflicting reports on this but it wouldn’t make too much sense to go after Suggs on this matter anyway. The ill will that would be created among the players isn’t worth it.

Suggs seems incredibly motivated to be back as soon as he can. It’s smarter for management to get behind him in his efforts to get back and prepare for the start of the season without him.

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