Found September 15, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
When the Steelers play the Jets this week, the Jets will be without a key defensive player, Darrelle Revis, but the Steelers will also be without a key defensive player and maybe even two. James Harrison, who was supposed to play last week, will miss his 2nd straight week after having supposedly minor knee surgery last month. Now reports say that he might not play at all until after the Steelers’ week 4 bye. In his absence, 2011 5th round pick Chris Carter played last week and didn’t do much. He’ll start again and split snaps with Jason Worilds, another young pass rusher. Polamalu’s injury is more serious because of what he means to that defense. The Steelers have a great defense, but no player is more important to their defense than him. Over the last 3 years, when he plays, the Steelers are 27-8 and allow 14.4 points per game and without him, they’re 6-7 and allow 21.5 points per game. That’s not all him, but a lot of that is him. He’s their only irreplaceable defensive player and...

Another Week Ahead Without Harrison, Polamalu & Mendenhall?

On Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers moved to 1-1 on the young season with a 27-10 win over the New York Jets and they did so with out the services of linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu. Harrison of course has yet to suit up this season, while Polamalu missed the Sunday game with a strained left calf injury. Up next for the Steelers is a trip out west take on the...

Steelers Friday Injury Report – Harrison & Polamalu Questionable; Mendenhall Doubtful

The Pittsburgh Steelers have wrapped up their Friday practice session in preparation for their Sunday home opener at Heinz Field against the New York Jets and the final injury report is now out. Linebacker James Harrison (knee) and safety Troy Polamalu (calf) both sat out for a third straight day on Friday and both are listed as questionable. Despite their questionable listing...

Report: James Harrison not expected to play until week 5

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, we shouldn’t expect Steelers linebacker James Harrison to be back on the field until week five.  This means he’ll likely miss the next two games. Do not expect James Harrison to play until after Sept 30 bye week. — Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) September 15, 2012

Report: James Harrison won’t play Sunday

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, even though on Thursday Steelers linebacker James Harrison claimed that he’ll be playing this weekend, it doesn’t look like that will be the case. Instead of full-go, Harrison looks like a no-go again Sunday when the Steelers play the New York Jets at Heinz Field. The good news is that the Steelers almost came away with...

James Harrison Out For Pittsburgh

As expected, Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison will miss Sunday's game with the New York Jets.Fantasy Spin:This is good news for the Jets offense as a healthy Harrison is a disruptive force to be reckoned with. Harrison had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Aug. 15.

Troy Polamalu Questionable For Sunday

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is questionable for Sunday's game against the New York Jets with a calf injury.Fantasy Spin:According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, coach Mike Tomlin was "optimistic Tuesday that the veteran safety would play, but defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau did not sound that way after practice Thursday." It's a huge...

Jets Injury Report Heading Into Friday

The Pittsburgh Steelers very well might be without the services of linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu Sunday when they face the New York Jets, but the Jets face the possibility of being without several key players themselves. On Thursday, guard Dennis Landolt (knee) was ruled out for the game while tight end Dustin Keller (hamstring), safety LaRon Landry (heel...

Steelers v. Jets; Injury Lists Will Force Changes for Both Teams

The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets have played some very tight, physical ballgames in recent years and there is no reason to suggest this one won’t be the same if not similar. There is however a storyline that has emerged that we haven’t seen in previous match-ups and that of course is the injury bug plaguing both teams. Hard to believe in week two that injuries are already...
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