New report suggests Suggs hurt playing hoops

When Baltimore Ravens star Terrell Suggs suffered a partial tear of his Achilles tendon, some initial reports said the injury occurred while playing basketball.

Suggs and his representatives later said the injury occurred during conditioning drills. Now, a new source tells ESPN.com that Suggs was playing basketball when he suffered the injury.

"He got hurt Sunday prior to the (basketball tournament) championship game," said Herman (Sonny) Hoffman, who is director of the Akchin Gymnasium in Maricopa, Ariz., where the tournament Suggs allegedly played in on April 29 was held.

Hoffman was asked if Suggs tore his Achilles at the facility, Hoffman said: "More than likely it was. My staff saw the whole incident. It was the condition you'd describe for a torn Achilles. He had no movement, no step, and it swelled up right away."

According to Hoffman, Suggs declined treatment as an accident report on site was filled out.

Suggs denied Hoffman's version of the story regarding his injury through his agent Joel Segal on Tuesday.

"Simply not true. I hurt myself doing my conditioning test," Suggs' statement said.

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