Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs isn't drowning in his sorrows after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in Sunday's Week 1 loss in Denver.
While the loss of their leader had his teammates in "absolute shock" according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun, Suggs was more upbeat as he delivered a postgame message to Ravens Nation via Twitter on Sunday night.
Suggs is correct when he says that the Ravens have been here before since this is the second time he's torn his Achilles. The first time he did it, during the 2012 offseason, the Ravens won the Super Bowl. although Suggs made a remarkably quick return and only missed the first six games of the season.
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"You try to find why things happen, and here's a tough break for a guy who's done nothing but work above and beyond to a degree -- at least as hard as he's worked his whole career -- I'd say more, head coach John Harbaugh said per the team's official website. "He's just prepared himself to be the kind of leader that you admire so much. This guy has been such a leader for us."
Courtney Upshaw is likely to step in for Suggs at opposite Elvis Dumervil, but both linebackers know it will take the whole defense to fill the void.
"A guy like Terrell Suggs, what he brings to the table is hard to replace," Dumervil said. "We have guys who have to step up, myself included, and we just have to get the job done."
"Terrell is our leader. He's been the cornerstone of this defense for a long time," Upshaw added. "Everybody knows the accolades, the stats and everything he does for this team. A lot of guys have to step up and try to replace the things he did on the field."
h/t: Baltimore Ravens