The Ravens may be 3-1 through the first quarter of the season, but certainly defensive coordinator Dean Pees has had some struggles getting the best out of his unit.
However, it appears the cavalry may be coming over the hill-maybe in as little as two weeks.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Ravens linebacker and Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs-who is recovering from a ruptured Achilles suffered in the off-season-will try and return in two weeks on October 21st against the Houston Texans.
Suggs, who is currently on the PUP list and has to miss the first six games of the season, would be eligible to return then, and thought of that as his target date to return.
Suggs suffered the injury at the beginning of May, and told WNST shortly after, “Tell Baltimore I’ll be running out of that tunnel in mid October.”
The Ravens linebacker said the tendon injury was not as severe as first expected, and why he is planning on returning in 2012-not next season.
However, he did have more reasonable expectations a month later, telling ESPN, “Maybe we were shooting too far, but you never know.”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh also has been keeping tabs on Suggs’ recovery, and it appears from the ESPN report like he will make an executive decision to hold Suggs out till after the Ravens bye on October 28th.
That would put Suggs back in action on November 4th against the Cleveland Browns on the road.
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