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Monday, August 02, 2010

Mendenhall injured

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall missed the team’s afternoon practice Tuesday at Saint Vincent College after having his toe stepped on during morning drills.

The injury is not considered serious for Mendenhall, who rushed for a team-best 1,108 yards in 2009, though head coach Mike Tomlin said he will be day-to-day.

“He had to get it drained in between practices and we’re just going to exercise some caution there to make sure he’s OK,” said Tomlin.

Five-time Pro Bowl nose tackle Casey Hampton practiced in a limited capacity after sitting out the first two days of training camp with a hamstring injury.

Second-round draft pick Jason Worilds also suffered a hamstring injury in the Monday afternoon session. He joined offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey, the team’s top draft pick, and running back Jonathan Dwyer, a sixth-round selection, on the sidelines. Pouncey and Dwyer also have hamstring injuries.

Tomlin said Pouncey, who is expected to compete with veteran Trai Essex for a starting job at right guard, is close to returning.

© In a minor roster move, the Steelers claimed second-year fullback Dwayne Wright off waivers from Philadelphia and released rookie fullback Demetrius Taylor.


Collin Williams said...

Hope Mendenhall is ok

marc said...

lots of hamstring injuries?? guys thought they were in shape and blew themselves out in first couple days.

we used to have conditioning tests at the college baseball team i played for when returning in the fall semester. everyones legs were killing them the first couple days back.

Dale Lolley said...

Mendenhall should be OK.
There are a lot of hammys going around. That's not that unusual. Interesting that it's mostly the rookies going down with them, though. They end up doing more work here than the vets and that may be taking its toll.

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Anonymous said...

Rookies usually seem to pull hamstrings because they aren't really in shape yet but they come in and try to impress the coaches and instead pull something.

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