Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs could play Sunday at the Washington Redskins even after tearing his right biceps tendon.
Suggs was injured in the Ravens’ 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. According to reports, he will seek a second opinion. But coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that Suggs might be able to play through the pain.
“We’re just going to have to see. He’s got a torn biceps in there, which is something you can function with,” the Ravens coach said on a conference call with Washington media. “There are players around the league doing it. We just have to see whether he can go or not. A lot of these decisions become the player’s choice. You have to respect the player and his choice, and that’s what we try to do.”
Suggs missed the first six games of the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon during the offseason. Since making his 2012 debut, the 30-year-old All-Pro has 19 tackles and two sacks.
The Ravens would certainly miss him if he’s unable to face the Redskins.
“A huge impact, man. The game definitely changed when he came back and definitely changed when he leaves because that’s our pass-rusher,” safety Ed Reed said. “Being a defensive player you hit for a reason. It definitely hurts us if he cant play.”
Asked if he would be surprised if Suggs played, Reed said yes and no and referenced surgery, which had not yet been reported as an option.
“At this point of the year, man, surgery definitely takes you out of the season,” Reed said. “So it won’t surprise me if he does, but if he do, man, with the injury, yeah it surprises me. I don’t think he would make that decision if he couldn’t be effective.”