Steelers tight end Heath Miller will have surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ACL and MCL in his right knee. But he will do so knowing that he was voted to the Pro Bowl.
Miller was one of just two Steelers selected to the Pro Bowl on Wednesday.
The other was center Maurkice Pouncey, who will be making his third trip.
It's a second Pro Bowl for Miller, who obviously won't be playing in the game as he recovers from surgery.
Miller sounded optimistic today that he'll make a full recovery, though he would not commit to a timetable.
@ I was kind of surprised that not one defensive player from the Steelers was selected.
Ryan Clark is a favorite of fans and had a solid season, but since Baltimore's Ed Reed is still playing and the league selects only one free safety, he really had no chance - though he could wind up going if/when Reed decides not to.
But I thought inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons was certainly deserving. Instead, New England's Jerod Mayo and Kansas City's Derrick Johnson were chosen.
Timmons has been the best player on what is statistically the league's best defense. He leads the Steelers in interceptions and tackles and is tied for second in sacks.