Baltimore Ravens pro bowl linebacker Terrell Suggs has maintained from the beginning that he tore his Achilles tendon while doing off-season conditioning drills in Arizona.
While there were inconsistencies in the story, no one was able to confirm that they saw Suggs in person injure himself.
No one until now that is.
According to espn.com, Herman (Sonny) Hoffman, the director of the Akchin Gymnasium in Maricopa, Ariz, stated that Suggs got hurt playing basketball prior to the championship game of a 3 day tournament that was being held.
Hoffman maintains that he and his staff witness Suggs injure the leg on April 29.
Suggs has always stood by the story that he injured himself going to hard during conditioning drills.
He told the Baltimore Sun this past Sunday, “I wanted to make sure that championship game was going to be played in Baltimore, so I didn’t take any time off. After the last game, I left Baltimore and came to Phoenix and started training again. I think the injury is a result of me pushing too hard. I’m not 23 anymore. I’m not 30, either, but there are times you have to back off.”
The Ravens have stated publicly they would not withhold payment to the reigning NFL Defensive Player Of the Year and why should they.
Suggs works hard, has always produced and just suffered a bad injury. Period.