BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 15: Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates during the third quarter of the AFC Divisional playoff game against the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium on January 15, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo …
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OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh says he doesn't care how Terell Suggs injured his Achilles tendon, he just wants the All-Pro linebacker on the field.
Suggs has denied reports he suffered the injury playing basketball in Arizona, insisting he got hurt during a conditioning session. The NFL defensive player of the year had surgery last month to repair the damage.
Asked Wednesday whether Suggs got hurt playing basketball, Harbaugh replied: "That's not a conversation we're even having."
Harbaugh says, "The relevant conversation with Terrell Suggs is going to be rehab."
Under the NFL collective bargaining agreement, the Ravens have the right not to pay Suggs for a non-football injury, regardless of how it occurred. However, the Ravens are not expected to try and recover any of Suggs' $4.9 million salary.
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