Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/8/12
The Steelers will attempt to get revenge on the Broncos’ for last year’s playoff defeat this week. While a lot of the focus will be on Peyton Manning as he attempts to return from injury, the Steelers have some injuries of their own. Right guard David DeCastro could be out for the season with a torn MCL. Running back Isaac Redman is expected to be limited, possibly all year, by groin, hip, and ankle injuries. Safety Ryan Clark will miss this game, as he does all games in Denver, because of a genetic disorder that makes it unsafe for him to do extreme physical activities in high altitude (he had to have his spleen and gall bladder removed following a game in Denver several years ago and hasn’t played there since). Along with Clark, two other players will miss this game. Rashard Mendenhall was surprisingly activated off the active/PUP list a couple of weeks ago, even though everyone, even GM Kevin Colbert, believed he’d begin the season on that list and miss the first 6 weeks. Though ...
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