Suggs exits in fourth quarter with arm injury

December 03, 2012 | Luke Jones

Suffering a surprising 23-20 defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers to snap a 15-game home losing streak, the Ravens hope that’s the only significant loss suffered on Sunday after linebacker Terrell Suggs left the game in the fourth quarter.

The five-time Pro Bowl selection left the field holding his right arm, signaling to the training staff immediately as he walked to the sideline. He was soon thereafter taken to the locker room for further examination, and the Ravens only confirmed he had left the game with an arm injury and didn’t return.

“No immediate word on Terrell Suggs,” coach John Harbaugh said after the game.

Suggs declined talking to reporters in the locker room, only declaring he would be “all right” before leaving.

Opinions were mixed in the Baltimore locker room on the severity of the arm injury as a few expressed serious concern over Suggs’ status while others thought the linebacker would be fine. Should Suggs miss any extended amount of time, the Ravens would be forced to go back to some combination of Paul Kruger, Courtney Upshaw, and Albert McClellan at the outside linebacker positions.

The Ravens can only hope for the best as Suggs is reexamined on Monday. He was voted by teammates as the Ravens’ recipient of the 2012 Ed Block Courage Award after recovering from a partially-torn Achilles tendon and returning to action in under six months, an incredibly recovery that saw him make his return to action on Oct. 21.

“I don’t know everything that is wrong with him, but I saw him going off and I kind of shook my head,” safety Ed Reed said. “You hate to see that for anybody, but for Suggs to battle the way he did to get back and to have something like that, hopefully, it’s just minor. When I saw that, I hate to see him go down like that.”

Cornerback Chykie Brown also left the game in the fourth quarter with what’s believed to be a lower leg issue, but the injury was not considered to be serious after the game.