Pittsburgh Steelers four-time Pro Bowl linebacker James Harrison will play in the team's home opener against the New York Jets on Sunday, according to a report.
Harrison, who sat out the entire preseason and the team's Week 1 loss to theDenver Broncos with a left knee injury, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday that he will return for this weekend's game.
Coach Mike Tomlin had indicated earlier this week that Harrison, who underwent a minor procedure on the knee last month, had a chance to play against the Jets.
The 34-year-old Harrison has grown frustrated by lingering knee issues and has grown so tiresome of the subject he's promised to address it only one day a week during the season.
Harrison called himself a "game-time decision" before the Broncos game, but could only watch from the sideline in a yellow T-shirt and black shorts as the Steelers lost in Denver for the second time in nine months.