Troy Polamalu Out 3-6 Weeks With MCL Sprain

Posted: 11th September 2009 by Midwest Sports Fans in NFL
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The Pittsburgh Steelers successfully began their defense of the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl last night against Tennessee, winning 13-10 in overtime. The victory was not without its downsides, however. Troy Polamalu, the Steelers’ defensive backfield dynamo, sprained his MCL when a Titans player fell on his leg during the scrum that occurred after Steelers’ DE Aaron Smith blocked a Rob Bironas field goal attempt. Prior to the injury, Polamalu had already registered six first half tackles and an interception. Pro Football Talk reports that Mike Tomlin speculated during his post game press conference that Polamalu will likely have to miss 3-6 weeks. Tomlin was not certain, and we should know more today after Polamalu has been more fully examined; but 3-6 weeks is the typic ...

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