Terrell Suggs: Surgery went well

Updated: May 10, 2012, 12:37 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Terrell Suggs is still confident he'll play for the Baltimore Ravens this season after having surgery on a partial tear of his Achilles tendon Tuesday.

Suggs told the Baltimore Sun on Wednesday that "everything went good" with the surgery. He said Wednesday that Dr. Robert Anderson, who performed the operation in Charlotte, N.C., repaired a partial tear of his Achilles.

The Ravens on Tuesday didn't indicate whether Suggs suffered a full or partial tear.

"There is only a small incision, and he said it was not as bad as some thought it was, which I had already been told," Suggs told the newspaper.

Suggs told The Sun on Wednesday that the prognosis for his return is "still the same as the original prognosis of four to six months."

Although the general length of time to full activity following the surgery is four to six months, the average return to playing in an NFL game is 11 months, according to a study presented at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in 2006.

The Ravens did not indicate in their statement Tuesday announcing the surgery whether Suggs would be able to play this season. But Suggs told The Sun that there's no doubt in his mind that he'll be on the football field in the coming season.

"I'm 29 years old," Suggs told the newspaper. "I don't miss games. I'll be returning soon."

Information from ESPN.com senior writer Stephania Bell was used in this report.

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