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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Polamalu a possibility

Here's the injury run down from today's press conference with Mike Tomlin:

Troy Polamalu’s improving. The Steelers will hold him back from practice until Friday to give him as much time off as possible.

Cornerback Bryant McFadden has a hip pointer that may limit him in the early part of the week.

Linebacker LaMarr Woodley has some swelling on his left knee that could limit him early in the week.

Rookie linebacker Jason Worilds has some swelling on his knee that will likely limit him early in the week. If he can't practice by Thursday, he likely won't play at Cleveland.

Running back Mewelde Moore has a right knee sprain. He is questionable to play.

Aaron Smith underwent another scan on Monday and is "healing nicely." It does not sound, however, that Tomlin has any intention of playing him against Cleveland, particularly with how well Ziggy Hood has been playing.


Tim Backes said...

Steelers are sunk without Polamalu, their record without him in the past few years has been atrocious.

Anonymous said...

I would rest Troy Sunday. They shouldn't need Troy to beat the Browns. I'd rather have Troy healthy for the whole playoffs than get hurt against the Browns and unable to play in the playoffs (or at least have limited effectiveness). If the Steelers are worried they could dress Troy and only put him in if they are in dire need of help... just my opinion. But if they do play him, I hope they take him out if the game is well in hand by the 4th qtr.

Patrick said...

I'd bet the house Troy won't play Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I don't expect Troy to play in Cleveland, and that worries the hell out of me!