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Scorp
02-13-2011, 05:59 PM
NFL.com Wire Reports

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison said he is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right shoulder Monday.

"Should only be down 4 to 6 weeks," Harrison tweeted Friday.

Harrison injured the shoulder during the Steelers' AFC divisional-playoff victory over the Baltimore Ravens, but he played in Super Bowl XLV, recording one tackle and one sack in the 31-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

The four-time Pro Bowl linebacker was unhappy with his performance in the title game.

"I don't feel anything but pain," he said after the game.

Harrison comes off another impressive season in which he had 10.5 sacks. He's a problem for receivers and tight ends coming across the middle, and for offensive linemen trying to protect their quarterbacks. Harrison was fined $100,000 by the NFL for illegal hits this season.

Harrison was named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year after the 2008 season, and he capped that campaign with a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII.

BlitzburghRockCity
02-13-2011, 07:55 PM
Ward just underwent surgery last week as well, so did Emmanuel Sanders. All the players are rushing to get their operations in before March 4 when their health insurance runs out if a new CBA isn't reached.

steelersbabex25
02-13-2011, 08:07 PM
Ward just underwent surgery last week as well, so did Emmanuel Sanders. All the players are rushing to get their operations in before March 4 when their health insurance runs out if a new CBA isn't reached.

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8922/16784918142847855942315.jpg (http://img560.imageshack.us/i/16784918142847855942315.jpg/)

:hehheh:

jd1000
02-13-2011, 09:42 PM
You know these guys are awesome. I mean...only a Steeler would be on a table about to be Operated on with a smile on his face. What a Warrior!

JD from Utah

Mr. Goosemahn
02-13-2011, 11:28 PM
Ward just underwent surgery last week as well, so did Emmanuel Sanders. All the players are rushing to get their operations in before March 4 when their health insurance runs out if a new CBA isn't reached.

Yeah, it's good to know that at least the players and our front office are on the same page, there doesn't seem to be any issues whatsoever between them. The Union as a whole and the NFL/Owners is a whole other issue though.

--- Added 2/13/2011 at 10:28 PM ---


You know these guys are awesome. I mean...only a Steeler would be on a table about to be Operated on with a smile on his face. What a Warrior!

JD from Utah

Sanders is awesome, he frequently responds to fans on his Facebook page, he once responded to me! :D

Don't post there very often, but I was excited when it happened, haha.

Farrior Fan
02-14-2011, 01:29 AM
It was hard not to notice that 92 wasn't 100%. I wonder if his shoulder got hurt while he was being held? http://i.usatoday.net/sports/_photos/2011/02/02/harrisonx-large.jpg

SteelersWoman
02-14-2011, 04:32 AM
:lol:
It was hard not to notice that 92 wasn't 100%. I wonder if his shoulder got hurt while he was being held?

We all know James is almost NEVER held...:nono: :lol:

BlitzburghRockCity
02-14-2011, 01:12 PM
Harrison's agent tweeted today his surgery was routine and went fine.

SteelDad
02-14-2011, 02:41 PM
It was hard not to notice that 92 wasn't 100%. I wonder if his shoulder got hurt while he was being held? http://i.usatoday.net/sports/_photos/2011/02/02/harrisonx-large.jpg

Most reports say he injured the shoulder in the AFC Divisional Playoff against the Rats.

steelersbabex25
02-14-2011, 02:54 PM
Can anyone else fathom having an injury that would constitute surgery, and continuing to play for 2 games after the injury occurred?

jpele
02-14-2011, 03:38 PM
I thought it was his shoulder :


Steelers linebacker James Harrison was scheduled to have surgery on his back this morning that his agent called "very routine."

Harrison, who led the Steelers with 10 1/2 sacks and made his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, started all 19 games for the Steelers at right outside linebacker in the 2010 regular and post season.

"They do not anticipate any difficulties," said agent Bill Parise. "He's going to be fine."

Parise said the surgery was to involve the lower back but declined to offer further information until the surgery was completed.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11045/1125382-100.stm#ixzz1Dy3u7guk

DIESELMAN
02-14-2011, 06:19 PM
This from CBS Sports.....


An infection that is not considered serious forced Pittsburgh Steelers (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/teams/page/PIT/pittsburgh-steelers) linebacker James Harrison (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/303162/james-harrison) to postpone back surgery scheduled for Monday.

Agent Bill Parise confirmed late Monday afternoon that the back surgery, which he described to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette as "routine" earlier in the day, had been pushed back. A Steelers source concurred with that.

"It's nothing serious, just a virus or something, and once it runs its course, he'll have (the surgery)," Parise said.

There had been some confusion about the surgery, since various reports over the weekend had characterized it as a procedure to Harrison's right shoulder.

But the surgery, Parise emphasized, is for a minor, lower-back injury. Harrison, who did sustain a shoulder injury in a division-round victory over Baltimore, and may undergo some non-surgical treatment, is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks after the operation.

Harrison, 32, finished third this season in the voting for defensive player of the year, an honor he captured in 2008. The seven-year veteran started every game at right outside linebacker, and posted 100 tackles, 10.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, two interceptions and five passes defensed. It marked the third straight season in which Harrison registered double-digit sacks. He was named to a fourth consecutive Pro Bowl appearance, but, of course, did not play because the Steelers were in Super Bowl XLV.

Harrison has been extremely durable since moving into the starting lineup in 2007. In the past four seasons, the onetime undrafted free agent has missed just one regular-season appearance and one start. For his career, he has 488 tackles and 49 sacks in 107 games and 71 starts.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/14689210/minor-infection-to-delay-surgery-for-steelers-harrison

BlitzburghRockCity
02-14-2011, 08:52 PM
Yeah I got that tweet today too, I would imagine he'll take a few days off and perhaps go back in later this week or on Monday.

xBlitzBurghx
02-15-2011, 12:04 PM
James Harrison is such a beast

Scorp
02-15-2011, 05:09 PM
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers linebacker James Harrison had back surgery postponed Monday morning because of a fever, according to his agent.

Bill Parise said Harrison's surgery, which he called "very routine," will be rescheduled soon and that he should be able to resume training in a month to six weeks.

Harrison, who led the Steelers with 10 1/2 sacks and made his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, started all 19 games for the Steelers in the 2010 regular season and postseason.

"They do not anticipate any difficulties," Parise said of the surgery. "He's going to be fine."

Parise said the surgery was to involve the lower back but declined to offer further information until the surgery was completed.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11046/1125475-66.stm#ixzz1E4HdNbqA

jpele
02-21-2011, 06:55 PM
Steelers linebacker James Harrison underwent surgery on his back this morning that coach Mike Tomlin labeled a "success."

Harrison was scheduled to have the surgery on his lower back a week earlier but it was delayed when he came down with a fever.

Dr. Joseph Maroon performed what's known as a discectomy to remove a piece of herniated disc off a nerve that had been bothering Harrison all season.

"Everything went great," said Bill Parise, his agent. "the consensus was no one could figure out how he could play through the season. It was significant but textbook. The surgery went exactly as they wanted it to. James' recovery should be complete."

Tomlin also said today that he expects all of his players who were injured or had surgeries over the past year to be ready for the 2011 season. They include offensive tackle Willie Colon and wide receiver Limas Sweed, both of whom had ruptured Achilles tendons last June and missed the 2010 season. Others are offensive tackle Max Starks (neck surgery), defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps surgery) and those who have had surgeries since the season ended, among them wide receivers Hines Ward (knee) and Emmanuel Sanders (foot).

The coach added that he expects his entire staff to return except for Ray Horton, who took a job at the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals. Tomlin said he is in no rush to hire a new secondary coach to replace Horton.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11052/1126982-100.stm#ixzz1EdnJAu2N

bensshoes
02-22-2011, 02:14 PM
Steelers linebacker James Harrison underwent surgery on his back this morning that coach Mike Tomlin labeled a "success."

Harrison was scheduled to have the surgery on his lower back a week earlier but it was delayed when he came down with a fever.

Dr. Joseph Maroon performed what's known as a discectomy to remove a piece of herniated disc off a nerve that had been bothering Harrison all season.

"Everything went great," said Bill Parise, his agent. "the consensus was no one could figure out how he could play through the season. It was significant but textbook. The surgery went exactly as they wanted it to. James' recovery should be complete."

Tomlin also said today that he expects all of his players who were injured or had surgeries over the past year to be ready for the 2011 season. They include offensive tackle Willie Colon and wide receiver Limas Sweed, both of whom had ruptured Achilles tendons last June and missed the 2010 season. Others are offensive tackle Max Starks (neck surgery), defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps surgery) and those who have had surgeries since the season ended, among them wide receivers Hines Ward (knee) and Emmanuel Sanders (foot).

The coach added that he expects his entire staff to return except for Ray Horton, who took a job at the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals. Tomlin said he is in no rush to hire a new secondary coach to replace Horton.



Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11052/1126982-100.stm#ixzz1EdnJAu2N

If Mikey T isn't in a hurry to hire anyone mabey he's gonna spend a little time coaching the D-backs him self, that would be awesome!

Scorp
02-22-2011, 03:00 PM
www.nfl.com

Steelers linebacker James Harrison's back surgery was deemed a "success" by coach Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday.

Harrison, 32, underwent surgery Monday morning, a week after the procedure was delayed when Harrison came down with a fever.

The procedure, known as a discectomy, involved removing a piece of herniated disc off a bothersome nerve.

"Everything went great," said Bill Parise, Harrison's agent. "The consensus was no one could figure out how he could play through the season. It was significant but textbook. The surgery went exactly as they wanted it to. James' recovery should be complete."

Harrison started every game for the Steelers in 2010. He finished the season with 100 tackles, 10.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and two interceptions.

Farrior Fan
02-22-2011, 10:28 PM
Mr. Harrison - you need a new agent "The consensus was no one could figure out how he could play through the season."

As your agent I would have stated "we all know that 92 is a beast and cannot be stopped....unless you grab his shoulderpads from behind, and then you only slow him down. Hell thats how he got this injury to begin with. You see he is superhuman, in fact his Silverback powers enabled him to withstand pain that would have sidelined Tom Brady for 6 years. But don't worry Roger G - 92 will be mocking you come week 1 of the 2011 season if you don't F up the negotiations."

BlitzburghRockCity
03-02-2011, 07:38 PM
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Steelers' Harrison undergoes second back surgery
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Steelers All-Pro linebacker James Harrison had a second back surgery today that is expected to keep him down four more weeks, his agent, Bill Parise, said.


The surgery was performed by team neurosurgeon Dr. Joseph Maroon, just one week after Harrison had an initial surgery to remove a piece of a herniated disk off a nerve.
"Just a little cleanup," Parise said. "It's nothing in any shape or form that is significant. It's probably a better recovery now because we got a better result now."
Harrison said on his Facebook page, "It's back to 6 weeks of down time instead of 5. O'well, better to have caught it now instead of a month from now."




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