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BlitzburghRockCity
11-15-2009, 04:50 PM
Has anyone heard the prognosis for how much, if any, more games he'll miss? You can just see the difference in this team when he is not out there. Yeah we maybe still wouldnt have won or maybe we would, but his play making ability could very well have helped us.

JensK
11-15-2009, 05:11 PM
havnt heard anything other than it is the same knee again - I could see him miss a couple of weeks again, depending on how bad he reinjured it. It could just be a light twist which only will keep him out a week or so. It kinda looked like he just fell down on it tho, which could aggravate the injury again, but i really think its rather mild.

Just go a text that he'll undergo MRI tonight

Zachintosh66
11-15-2009, 05:20 PM
*rolls eyes*

Sir Blitzelot
11-15-2009, 05:25 PM
Let's hope that it is nothing too serious, this team cannot afford to lose him again. :crossfingers:

BlitzburghRockCity
11-15-2009, 06:16 PM
I saw the replay's where they think he tweaked it, but I didn't see anything major so it was just nothing more than bad luck for Troy. Hopefully the prognosis is nothing serious.

JensK
11-15-2009, 06:37 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Steelers safety Troy Polamalu re-injured his left knee early in Sunday's game against Cincinnati and was undergoing tests as the Bengals' 18-12 victory ended.


Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Polamalu was undergoing an MRI exam. Polamalu missed four games earlier with a torn medial collateral ligament in his left knee before returning Oct. 18 against the Cleveland Browns.

Polamalu apparently was injured while tackling Cedric Benson during Cincinnati's opening possession, which ended with Shayne Graham's missed 51-yard field-goal attempt. Polamalu could be seen flexing his knee after coming off the field, and he left for the locker room shortly after that.

Polamalu, one of the NFL's top defensive players, was escorted to the locker room by team physician James Bradley rather than a team trainer -- as might be the case with a less-serious problem.

Thats at least possible good news.

Ambridge
11-15-2009, 07:57 PM
Yeah!! I'm gonna roll my eyes too on this one.

I love Troy but is this turning into a "One year Off"...."One year On" with him and the injuries???

SteelCityKid5
11-15-2009, 08:06 PM
How can he control if he gets injured? I never understood that with people. Im sure he wants to have a bruised MCL. No player plans on getting injured it just happens.

Prosdo
11-15-2009, 11:51 PM
Hopefully he won't miss anymore time. The defense isn't the same without him.

Dean Denton
11-16-2009, 01:13 AM
He did not re-injure that knee, it was never better in the first place. I said it, and I'm still saying it....he is not going to be healthy all year, and will limp around for the rest of the season. Let him sit it out and, get ready for next season. Troy cant play special teams or OFF and, thats where we needed him today. The Def played fine.

K Train
11-16-2009, 02:04 AM
IR him, they need to learn how to play without him and let him get better

JensK
11-16-2009, 03:22 AM
About the only good news the Steelers received came from the bad news that safety Troy Polamalu's left knee was re-injured on the game's first drive and he departed. Polamalu was sent for an MRI but sources say it does not appear to be as serious a sprain to his MCL that kept him out for four contests.

http://post-gazette.com/pg/09320/1013797-66.stm

He is probably out at least for the Ravens game, but i say we rest him against Raiders and Brows. That'll give him 4 weeks to get a little better. There is no way in hell they are going to IR him with a sprained MCL. Not Polamalu.

LatrobePA
11-16-2009, 08:32 AM
I say he'll end up on IR......

franchise3
11-16-2009, 10:23 AM
I say no way they IR him. And for the previous comment of our defense not needing him, if you think that we can win without forcing turnovers then yes, we can. Me, I don't think you can win games against great teams without forcing turnovers.

75Steeler
11-16-2009, 11:57 AM
I don't think he was ever 100% since his return. I don't think he can get to 100% this season and continue to play on that knee. Maybe he needs to borrow some time in Hines's hyperbaric chamber to rest that knee?

LatrobePA
11-16-2009, 12:06 PM
He was at the hospital getting an MRI, don't they have one on hand?

BlitzburghRockCity
11-16-2009, 12:06 PM
IR Troy? No way that's a good idea. You don't need to learn to play without him if he can come back. We already know how we play when he's not there on defense, and it's not as good as when he is there. If you need to sit him out a week to rest, then so be it, but don't IR the guy until you have too. Have you been drinking purple kool aid again Ktrain? LOL.

He's not going to be 100% healthy for the rest of the season, he's going to need to the offseason to completely rehab it so at this point you play him as much as you can without risking permanent further injury and see how it goes. As long as it's not a serious injury then let him chill for a bit and come back when it's feeling good enough to run around again.

K Train
11-16-2009, 03:36 PM
they need to stop banking on his eventual return for all of our problems to be solved and figure out a way to win without him...theyve done it before

Troyisabeast_43
11-16-2009, 03:41 PM
They have the Chiefs,Raiders,and Browns 3 of the next 4 so if it takes keeping him out until December 20th against the Packers to get him fully healthy again for the thing that really matters and that's the playoffs then you do it...They arent going to IR him if it's not season ending that's the stupidest damn thing Ive ever heard of...Troy has made a big difference since coming back especially in the Vikings and Broncos games. He made key tackles and key stops and interceptions in both of those games that swung them. The Steelers chances of going far in the playoffs really decrease I believe if Troy is not playing...

K Train
11-16-2009, 03:56 PM
the steelers chances of making the playoffs period decreases if they need to rely on him for all their problems....hes not reliable

LatrobePA
11-16-2009, 04:02 PM
I'm with Train, making excuses isn't gonna win games, just do it!

I still see him going on IR with a torn something....

Blazedby92
11-16-2009, 05:35 PM
IR Troy? No way that's a good idea. You don't need to learn to play without him if he can come back. We already know how we play when he's not there on defense, and it's not as good as when he is there. If you need to sit him out a week to rest, then so be it, but don't IR the guy until you have too. Have you been drinking purple kool aid again Ktrain? LOL.

He's not going to be 100% healthy for the rest of the season, he's going to need to the offseason to completely rehab it so at this point you play him as much as you can without risking permanent further injury and see how it goes. As long as it's not a serious injury then let him chill for a bit and come back when it's feeling good enough to run around again.

:yellowthumb:110% agree, This season is FAR from over besides the schedule is some what easy for the next 3 of 4 weeks.

Steel Trap86
11-16-2009, 07:50 PM
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have not yet updated the condition of star safety Troy Polamalu, who injured his left knee for the second time this season during their 18-12 loss to Cincinnati.

Polamalu missed four games after tearing the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Sept. 10 against Tennessee. He played three games before hurting the knee again during the Bengals' opening drive on Sunday.

The Steelers did not disclose the results of Polamalu's MRI exam, but he is not believed to have been as badly injured as he previously was. The Steelers (6-3) play Sunday at Kansas City (2-7).

Following a Sunday game, the Steelers usually do not update injuries until coach Mike Tomlin meets with reporters on Tuesday. www.nfl.com

The Steelers will never IR Polamolu as long as he is able to play. He will be back....but for how long

lloydfan4life
11-16-2009, 08:31 PM
A sprained MCL takes much longer to heal than a month. I agree with everyone who said that Troy will not be 100% the rest of the season. A knee injury is no laughing matter and as long as he's out there twisting and banging it it's only going to take longer to heal. I am not sure about putting him on IR, but I am all for letting him rest and rehab it for the next four weeks or so. We certainly could use him come playoff time.

jpele
11-16-2009, 08:34 PM
The Steelers did not disclose the results of Polamalu's MRI exam, but he is not believed to have been as badly injured as he previously was. The Steelers (6-3) play Sunday at Kansas City (2-7).

Link (http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d8144174b&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true)

If we can't beat KC without Troy we don't deserve the playoffs.

JensK
11-17-2009, 06:45 AM
The Steelers' defense that played without Troy Polamalu for all but one series Sunday likely will have to do it again without him for one game, two, maybe three.

If they perform the way they did against the Cincinnati Bengals, they will have played winning defense. That is what happened Sunday, only no one on offense or special teams joined them.

The Steelers were mum yesterday on the results of the MRI on Polamalu's left knee, and issued no prognosis, but the All-Pro safety joined his teammates for meetings at the team's facility and it appears whatever reinjury there is will not end his season.

He left after the game's first series, and the NFL's fifth-ranked defense Sunday still rose to No. 2 in the rankings after they shut down Carson Palmer and the Bengals. They held Cincinnati to 218 total yards, the second lowest total of the season. They allowed only nine points on three field goals; the other nine came on a 96-yard kickoff return and one field goal after Ben Roethlisberger's interception was returned to the Steelers' 14.

One goal set by defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau long ago is to hold an opponent to 17 points, usually good enough to win. They cut that nearly in half and it still was not good enough.

Linebacker James Farrior talked about one of the goals set by LeBeau entering Sunday's game.

"We had to have our red zone efficiency up to par," the defensive co-captain said. "They've been hot in the red zone throughout the season. That was a big concern for us. When they got down to the red zone, hold them to a field goal."

Mission accomplished.

"We did it but we just didn't get enough on the other end," Farrior said. "We had a special teams touchdown and that hurt us big, man."

Perhaps Cincinnati's Palmer saw another game because he said that "we outschemed them with some of the stuff we were doing with the run game and the play-action game. We had a really good plan."

The Bengals produced 61 yards on 29 carries, a 2.1-yard average with a long run of 9 yards against the NFL's top-ranked run defense. Palmer had a 76.8 passer rating based on his small-ball stats of 18 of 30 for 178 yards.

Whatever schemes they used, their offense produced a miserly nine points.



Read more: http://post-gazette.com/pg/09321/1014081-66.stm#ixzz0X7GvleTR



Sounds about right. Looks like we'll have him back around the Ravens game, or packers.

BlitzburghRockCity
11-17-2009, 09:09 AM
If this were season ending we would have known about it by now, so yeah him missing another game or 2 is about right. He'll be up and down the rest of the year so we'll just have to deal with it. If there's 2 guys you don't want to lose though, it's Smith and Polamalu since both are big in the run stopping department.

JensK
11-17-2009, 09:53 AM
Mike Tomlin will address this in his news conference today

LatrobePA
11-17-2009, 01:10 PM
http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/

franchise3
11-17-2009, 03:32 PM
Troy should definitely sit this one out. I hope he can play against rat birds. Then the next two he can rest again as far as I am concerned. Carter showed in Denver that he can somewhat cover for Troy not playing. Eason and Hood played well the last game so Kirschke doesn't have to hurry back either.

Danger DANJ
11-17-2009, 03:52 PM
Got a text saying Troy sprained his PCL this time. So, he didn't re-injure his MCL. Not sure if that's good or bad? It's good since it's not as bad of an injury, but it's bad because he has 2 ligaments in the same knee that will be weak.

K Train
11-17-2009, 04:07 PM
hurting your pcl isnt as bad as mcl, much smaller i think

JensK
11-17-2009, 04:43 PM
hurting your pcl isnt as bad as mcl, much smaller i think

It is. The PCL is, as far as i know, the mildest form of sprain you can get in the knee (if that makes any sense). He should be out for a week or two at most (which is good, because his MCL will get a chance to rest even further)

LatrobePA
11-18-2009, 09:06 PM
Troy back in a knee brace:

http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2009/11/polamalu-in-knee-brace.html

JensK
11-19-2009, 03:33 AM
Troy back in a knee brace:

http://nflfromthesidelines.blogspot.com/2009/11/polamalu-in-knee-brace.html

Thats just to stabalize it. Everyone with a sprained PLC would get a brace on for a few days to make it heal correct. I think he'll be able to take it off in a few days