Baltimore, MD, United States (4E Sports) – Linebacker Terrell Suggs will be a game-time decision when the Baltimore Ravens take on the Washington Redskins Sunday.
Suggs is hoping to play against the Redskins despite a torn biceps that he suffered against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week.
“We kind of live by the creed ‘If you can breathe, you can play.’ But we just got to check it,” the linebacker said. “We got to see how it holds up throughout the week. It will definitely be a game-time decision on Sunday.”
Suggs, who has 19 tackles and two sacks in six games, added that shutting down for the season with the biceps injury is not an option for him
The linebacker has a history of playing after suffering major injuries. He returned to play in October after injuring his Achilles in May.
“Definitely, I will continue to line up at some point this season,” he said. “It all depends on when it starts to get better and how much I can really do on it.”
Coach John Harbaugh also believes that Suggs can play despite the injury.
“He basically has a bicep, a very serious strain, it could be called a tear. It’s something he could possibly play with,” Harbaugh said. “He’s figuring out now with the trainers and the doctors.”
Meanwhile, linebacker Ray Lewis practiced Wednesday just seven weeks after having surgery to repair his torn triceps.
“I’m making progress and will practice some today. But, the story shouldn’t be about me right now,” Lewis said. “We’re playing the Redskins Sunday, and I am not eligible to play. If I can help prepare my team in some way for that game, I will. When I know I will play in a game, or when I play in game, I will say more then.”
Lewis could return to the lineup for next week’s home game against Denver. The game against the Broncos will figure prominently in determining which team might receive home-field advantage and a first-round playoff bye.