The Baltimore Ravens lost a gut-wrenching game against the Denver Broncos to open their season, but they suffered an even bigger loss after Terrell Suggs was lost due to injury for the year.
Following Baltimore's 19-13 loss at Denver, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced that Suggs had been diagnosed with a torn Achilles Tendon, which will end his 2015 season after just one week. Suggs suffered the injury in the fourth quarter during a Broncos drive that spanned 17 plays, 81 yards and ate nearly 10 minutes off the clock.
Though Baltimore got the ball back one last time, Joe Flacco would be picked off in the end zone after the Ravens drove down into the red zone with under a minute to play. It was a crushing loss, but losing Suggs will be what hurts Baltimore most on this day.
In what was supposed to be his 13th year in the NFL, Suggs has 106.5 career sacks to go with 27 forced fumbles and 728 combined tackles over his career, which has been entirely with the Ravens.
Suggs has been instrumental in Baltimore annually having one of the league's best defenses, and after already having lost Haloti Ngata this offseason, their defense is in for a major step back this year.
Though he's a division rival for the Cincinnati Bengals, you never want to see this happen to anyone. Hopefully, this isn't the end of Suggs' career, after turning 33-years-old in October, his best days are far behind him now.