While its perhaps too early to say that the injury situation in Latrobe has become "critical" for the Steelers, clearly they are an issue.
In the last week the Steelers have placed David Johnson and John Clay on the injured/waived list. Neither of whom figured to be a key player for the Steelers in 2012, although the Steelers had planned to use David Johnson as their first starting fullback since 2006.
The news out of St. Vincients yesterday was far more critical.
Starting outside linebacker and former defensive player of the year James Harrison had surgery to relive swelling under his knee cap. While the surgery is minor and is intended to ward off any prolonged problem, James Harrison's status for the September 9th opener at Denver is now doubt.
Harrison's knee surgery wasn't the only new item on the injury blotter.
Starting running back Isaac Redman, who apparently had been bothered by groin pains since the beginning of camp, had to leave practice early. The Redman will undergo an MRI today to diagonise the extent of his injury.
With Jonathan Dwyer injuring his shoulder in training camp, Rashard Mendenhall still on the PUP, the Steelers top running backs are Barron Batch and 5th round pick Chris Rainy....
....Say an extra decade on your Roseary for Redman's MRI to reveal nothing of consequence.
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Polling Suspended (Again)
Bloggers polling plugin officially SUCKS. For weeks now I've watch as vote tallies on Steelers free agency, draft needs, and the draft itself go up... and then down.
Thanks to all of those who voted, but I'm taking the poll on Jarvis Jones down because there are 80% fewer votes now than yesterday afternoon....