Reigning Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles last month. A lot of the news surrounding the situation has pertained to Suggs’ strong optimism that he will be back by November, which would be an amazing recovery just 6 months after the injury. However, ESPN’s Adam Schefter stirred up some talk about another story pertaining to the injury, which was how exactly he got hurt.
Schefter reports that Suggs tore his Achilles playing basketball, a report he says is confirmed by several sources around the situation, including an eyewitness. Suggs is vehemently denying this and saying that he hurt it doing his conditioning test. The reason for the injury would be significant if the Ravens were planning on potentially putting him on the non-football injury list. If he hurt himself playing basketball, the Ravens would be entitled to do so and get back most or all of his 2012 salary, which is something the Eagles are planning to do with Jason Peters. However, the Ravens have no such plans to do that, so the reason for his injury is basically irrelevant except for reasons of pure curiosity.