According to multiple sources, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Terrell Suggs will miss the entire 2012 season after tearing his Achilles tendon playing basketball.
This is obviously a huge blow to the Ravens. Suggs was named NFL Defensive Player Of The Year after a 2011 season in which he registered 14 sacks, 7 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.
The Ravens may have covered themselves, however, when they traded up to select Alabama’s Courtney Upshaw early in the 2nd round of last weeks NFL draft. Upon being drafted Upshaw spoke about how he looks up to Suggs as one of his idols.
Now, it appears, he’ll have the chance to help fill the void left by Suggs injury.