Witnesses say Ravens LB Terrell Suggs hurt his Achilles playing basketball, not during a conditioning test. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens All-Pro linebacker Terrell Suggs is fighting a game of he said-she said in reference to how he tore his Achilles tendon. ESPN is reporting they have talked to several witnesses at a Glendale, Ariz., gym where Suggs played in a basketball tournament. They say that's where Suggs got injured.
Reports are that there was a collision and Suggs possibly stepped on someone's foot causing the injury.
"I was watching SportsCenter, and they said he did it during a conditioning test, and I said, 'What? What's going on here?' " staff member Adam Bowman told ESPN. "And then to lie about it ... "
"Simply not true. I hurt myself doing my conditioning test," Suggs told ESPN through his agent.
Suggs, the 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has 82 career sacks in his nine-year career and is expected to miss a majority of the 2012 season with the injury.