On Friday, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh made his first public comments about Terrell Suggs' torn Achilles, saying the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year would return to form after rehab.
"He will be back. He will go to work on that rehab like no other. He will continue to be a huge part of what we are doing, continue to be a leader and then the young guys will step up. They will step forward, and you are a football team first, you are a team, team is not one guy."
Harbaugh also said he learned about the injury on a phone call from Suggs.
"My heart went out to Terrell because he was so down about it. It was so hard for him to actually spit out what had happened. He didnât want to tell me because he felt so bad about it. Once we got past that, then I felt bad about it. Once I got past feeling bad about how he felt bad about it, then I felt bad about it.
"We are going to be fine. I got a chance to talk to Ray and a lot of the players and you move forward. Thatâs what itâs all about. You just move forward and the next guy steps in."