View Full Version : Harrison has stiff neck, cleared to play

09-18-2007, 02:52 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison has been cleared to play against San Francisco this week despite being carried off the field on a stretcher during Sunday's game against Buffalo.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the news on Harrison was "very good" and that Harrison was diagnosed with a stiff neck.
Harrison may be held back during practice Wednesday, but can play Sunday, Tomlin said.

Harrison, an undrafted free agent who has replaced Joey Porter at right outside linebacker, was hurt on Marshawn Lynch's 8-yard carry that ended the second quarter.

Harrison, caught in a pileup, rammed his head into teammate Casey Hampton's back as Lynch was tackled by Brett Keisel and Clark Haggans. He lay motionless briefly as the Steelers delayed a halftime tribute to some of their former stars until Harrison was taken off the field.

After being examined by doctors for a few minutes, Harrison returned to the sideline midway through the third quarter, but did not play again as the Steelers won 26-3.

Through two games, Harrison has two sacks and is second on the team with 10 tackles.

Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press


K Train
09-18-2007, 03:16 PM
hes so good, i hope he gets a sack per game lol, 16 sacks would be crazy

09-18-2007, 03:23 PM
This is great to hear, James is one of my favorites so I hope he stays healthy and has a monster year. I was scared to death when I saw him being taken off on the stretcher.

09-18-2007, 03:42 PM
great news!

09-18-2007, 04:19 PM
Good deal... that was definitely a scary moment!


09-18-2007, 04:32 PM
Great to hear!

09-18-2007, 04:33 PM
This is great news to hear. Watching him on that field, and the way the docs were trying to make sure all of his limbs were working, you got the impression that it was some kind of neck injury. Scary stuff.

09-18-2007, 07:41 PM
Great news i had a flash back of Everit

black an gold 4 life
09-18-2007, 07:42 PM
harrison is an beast he replaced joey very well i miss joey but it was time 4 harrison 2 get on the field i'm glasd it was nothing serious

09-19-2007, 09:24 AM
Glad to hear it it wasn't more serious...