Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is questionable to play this weekend against the Washington Redskins due to his torn biceps muscle, but the former Defensive Player of the Year plans on playing regardless of his current status, reports Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Ravens list Suggs as questionable. from everything i am hearing he's going to play. question will be how effective can he be
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 7, 2012
La Canfora adds that the question becomes how effective Suggs will be against the Redskins if he plays through his injury. Many expected the linebacker to be a game-time decision in Washington, but it appears that he’s going to push the issue and play.
You always want to see players on your team fight to get back on the field following injury, but they also have to be smart about it. Their priority should be winning and not hurting the club, but Suggs may believe even if he’s at 50% this weekend he offers his team the best option. It may be hard to argue the point until we see him on the field against the Redskins.
Beyond Suggs the team has already ruled out tight end Ed Dickson due to a knee injury. While cornerback Jimmy Smith was able to return to practice this week following sports hernia surgery, he is considered doubtful to play against Washington.