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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday with Tomlin-Polamalu update

Mike Tomlin said the injury to All-Pro strong safety Troy Polamalu is not as serious as the team feared when he left Sunday's loss to Cincinnati.

Tomlin said Tuesday that Polamalu's injury is a PCL strain as opposed to a re-injury to the MCL that forced him to miss four games earlier this season.

"Troy's status for this game is questionable, at best," said Tomlin as the Steelers prepare to play at Kansas City Sunday. "Although we have had some favorable information in regards to where he is from a health standpoint. We're going to take it day-to-day with him."

In other injury-related news, Tomlin said defensive end Travis Kirschke will work in individual drills Wednesday, as will fullback Carey Davis.

Both have missed the past two games, Kirschke with a calf injury, Davis with a hamstring pull.

© The Steelers have also signed linebacker Donovan Woods from their practice squad, releasing linebacker Arnold Harrison.

Woods is expected to help the team's kickoff coverage problems.


Wedgebuster said...

we need to find the next Chidi Iwuoma out there to fix our kick coverage problems!

Patrick said...

I don't know how much Davis was playing kick coverage, but he might help too if he's 100%.

At least they are making moves on it.

Patrick said...

PFT just announced Dwayne Bowe is suspended 4 games for steroids violation.

Won't be seeing him Sunday, Probably doesn't matter, but I'll take any advantage.

keevin said...

nice, i've been talking about bringing Woods up for weeks now. He will help our kick coverage for sure

adamg said...

I think Woods would have made the team out of training camp, but he had that nasty hamstring injury in the final game vs Carolina. I suspect the Steelers had a lot of players they wanted to keep and gambled the injury would allow Woods to slip through waivers instead of another player. Woods can play LB, too.

In a way I feel kind of bad for Arnold Harrison having had severe knee injuries in two consecutive years and coming back from those.

Dale Lolley said...

I thought that would be the case as well with Woods. Watching Harrison in one-on-one drills, he didn't have the explosive quickness he had before the injuries.
But they were thin at outside linebacker.