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BlitzburghRockCity
08-23-2010, 08:19 PM
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10235/1082097-100.stm

Steelers' Clark won't play in Denver
Monday, August 23, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Steelers safety Ryan Clark will not play in Sunday night's game in Denver for preventative health reasons, he confirmed to the Post-Gazette today.
Clark, who lost his spleen and gallbladder after playing in the high altitude in Denver in 2007, was held out of the Steelers game there last season, a Monday night game on Nov. 9. As he did last season, Clark will make the trip to Denver and be with his teammates on the sideline.
"I still want to play but I understand if I'm not going to play a Monday night game, I'm definitely not worried about this one," Clark said. "We'll still go through the same process. I'm glad it's not as big an ordeal as it was last year."
Clark, who has sickle cell trait, wanted to play last year after doctors told him he was not likely to experience the same blood reaction that caused him to lose his spleen and gallbladder. However, coach Mike Tomlin took that decision out of his player's hands and said he would not dress him for the game.


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SteelerEyeZ
08-23-2010, 08:36 PM
its pre-season and even if it was regular season its your health....being hurt in playing football is one thing but this is totally different...be good clark

steelersbabex25
08-23-2010, 09:12 PM
Good. I never want him playing in Denver ever again.

BlitzburghRockCity
08-23-2010, 10:08 PM
There's no game worth him potentially dying over so yeah, if he never steps foot in Denver again it'll be too soon.

jnes1216
08-24-2010, 01:35 AM
Good move Clark.
So is Mundy getting the nod?

KSSteelerfan
08-24-2010, 02:20 AM
Good decision on Tomlins part to hold Clark out if this game for obvious health reasons.

steelcitysfinestXL
08-24-2010, 07:34 AM
Good. I never want him playing in Denver ever again.

:plus1: I'm a big Ryan Clark fan ( i know there isnt many :greengrin:) and i like this decision. He should NEVER be allowed to play there.

Zachintosh66
08-24-2010, 07:42 AM
not a surprise...

steelersbabex25
08-24-2010, 09:36 AM
:plus1: I'm a big Ryan Clark fan ( i know there isnt many :greengrin:) and i like this decision. He should NEVER be allowed to play there.

You got me :lol:

Layin the wood
08-24-2010, 09:38 AM
Why does it always seem that we have to play at Denver? I cant remember the last time we played them at home!!:thinking:

ejsteeler
08-24-2010, 12:38 PM
Good! Absolutely no reason to risk it. :yesnod:

andyg1984
08-24-2010, 03:03 PM
:plus1: I'm a big Ryan Clark fan ( i know there isnt many :greengrin:) and i like this decision. He should NEVER be allowed to play there.

i agree he should not play, but i think those of us that don't like clark feel that way because he is the type of safety you would want in the 80's or 90's vs the type you would want today ..

i'd prefer the centerfielder type in a passing league .. just my opinion .. i think clark would have been a beast 20 years ago tho for sure

TampaSteelGirl
08-24-2010, 04:07 PM
I agree..he should never play in Denver...not worth it.

HUNT4SEVEN
08-24-2010, 07:53 PM
Why does it always seem that we have to play at Denver? I cant remember the last time we played them at home!!:thinking:

Last time they played here was after we won Superbowl 40, i think it's a smart move to keep Clark out of the game Sunday:tt02:

jpele
08-25-2010, 05:25 PM
Good move Clark.
So is Mundy getting the nod?


Will Allen will get the start in Ryans' place. He made some plays with the second team I hope he does the same with the first team.