Terrell Suggs has torn biceps, will play through it

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

Baltimore suffered injury on top of insult Sunday when Terrell Suggs suffered an upper arm injury in the Ravens loss to the Steelers. Pittsburgh closed the AFC North gap using Charlie Batch under center and their best defensive player got hurt (again).

Turns out, it's a torn biceps injury -- Suggs told Albert Breer of the NFL Network via text that he did indeed suffer a torn biceps injury late against the Steelers, but that he would try and play through it.

"I can," Suggs told Breer when asked about continuing to play.

Jim Harbaugh was less convinced of the specific injury earlier on Monday, when he told reporters the Ravens didn't "know the extent" of Suggs injury.

"We don't know the extent of it," Harbaugh said. "We have an idea what it is. It needs to be evaluated as far as coming back and possibly playing this week or not. We just have to see where it is at and we should know by [Tuesday] or Wednesday what it is."

But it's possible that Suggs simply got a second opinion; Adam Schefter of ESPN originally reported that Suggs thought he tore his biceps but was seeking a second opinion on the injury.

Clearly, it's a convincing tear. Breer notes that "three to four" players around the NFL are currently fighting through a torn biceps injury; it's believed that Karlos Dansby is one of them.

So that's the good news for the Ravens. The bad news is obvious -- their defense, which is already struggling, is going to be dealing with their best player being somewhat limited for the final four games of the season.

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