Reigning NFL defensive player of the year Terrell Suggs has taken the first step on a road to recovery he's hoping ends with him running out of the Baltimore Ravens' tunnel at some point in the 2012 season.
Suggs had surgery Tuesday on the Achilles' tendon he injured last week while training in Arizona.
"There is only a small incision, and (the doctor) said it was not as bad as some thought it was, which I had already been told," Suggs told The Baltimore Sun.
"As far as my return, it's still the same as the original prognosis of four to six months. ... I'm 29 years old. I don't miss games. I'll be returning soon."
Four months would put Suggs back at the start of September, so if all goes well he could be available early in the season. This is great news for the Baltimore defense.