Troy Polamalu's comeback turned out to be just a cameo, and there's no telling when the Pittsburgh Steelers safety will be back on the field.
One thing's for certain, it won't be on Thursday when the Steelers (2-2) travel to reeling Tennessee (1-4).
Coach Mike Tomlin ruled Polamalu out of the lineup this week after the All-Pro aggravated his strained right calf in the first quarter of a 16-14 win over Philadelphia on Sunday.
Polamalu was in pass coverage when he pulled up at the end of the play and hobbled to the sideline. He spent the rest of the half sitting on the bench with his calf iced and watched the second half in sweats.
Tomlin pointed to the quick turnaround between games and the nature of Polamalu's injury as the reasons behind the decision. Polamalu missed two games last month after originally straining the calf in a loss to Denver in the season opener.
The coach is a little more optimistic that linebacker LaMarr Woodley can play despite a strained right hamstring. ...