12-01-2006, 03:12 PM
Let me give the injury situation as it relates to this weekend. First of all, Hines (Ward) had a scope done yesterday to remove two loose bodies. This injury occurred Sunday in Baltimore. This was not a result of the injury that took place in Cleveland. There were maybe some after affects of that but he felt fine as the week went on. On Sunday he felt close to 90, 95 percent out there. Right now he's out for a week. Given the fact that we play on Thursday the following week, we'll say one week right now but with the short week it could run into two. Troy (Polamalu) is also out. Troy has a second-degree MCL sprain. It's not as significant as we first thought. No surgery is required. He's out this week and we'll go week-to-week from there. Two players are questionable: Willie Reid with a foot and Clark Haggans with his hip. We have six players probable: Joey Porter with an elbow, Jeff Hartings with a knee, James Harrison with an ankle, Sean Morey with a toe, Ben (Roethlisberger) with his chest and Ike Taylor with a concussion. That's our situation going into this weekend against Tampa.