OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) - Terrell Suggs didn't rush his return from a torn right Achilles tendon just to prove he has remarkable recuperative powers.
No, the Baltimore Ravens linebacker pushed himself through the rehabilitative process because he wanted to help the team win. And in that regard, Suggs emerged from his first game back with a feeling of disappointment.
Only 5½ months removed from surgery, Suggs returned on Oct. 21 to face the Houston Texans. He registered four tackles, a sack and batted away a pass in a 43-13 defeat.
He says, "The only disappointing thing was I didn't come back in a winning effort."
Now, after a bye week, Suggs hopes to help the Ravens snag a victory in Cleveland on Sunday. Baltimore (5-2) will be seeking its 11th straight division win.