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Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

Posted on: March 11, 2011 11:35 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

The Steelers defense is outstanding without him, but Troy Polamalu is the difference-maker for Dick LeBeau's squad. (See: his Defensive Player of the Year award.)

As it turns out, Polamalu might have been fighting a pretty tough injury for the end of the regular season and all the way up through the Super Bowl.

Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Polamalu was playing with an injured Achilles tendon that "robbed him of his trademark burst and explosiveness" and that the injury was "much worse than the Steelers let on."

Per Dulac, the injury occurred against the Bengals when Polamalu returned an interception for a touchdown -- that he stayed in the game despite being hurt and later made a game-sealing pick in the fourth quarter is a testament to his toughness.

Obviously, Polamalu missed two games following Pittsburgh's win over the Bengals, when the Steelers went 1-1, including a loss to the Jets and a win over Carolina (which didn't really require anyone showing up, so don't look too deeply into that).

But if it's true that he never fully recovered from the injury, it may explain more clearly why the Packers were able to freely move the ball through the air against Pittsburgh in Dallas.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:38 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:15 pm
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Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

J-E-T-S = L-O-S-E



Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: March 11, 2011 4:35 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

God forbid the guy just play poorly and leave it at that. No, let's go and make excuses now. Sickening. Why do everyone love this freak? He's a low-down dirty ball player on a team of dirty players.



Since: Mar 10, 2011
Posted on: March 11, 2011 3:35 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

When is he not hurt. The most OVERRATED player in NFL history. 



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

This will hurt Jay Cutler, immensely if these story picks up speed. A hurt Achilles is painful no doubt ; Troy is tough but how much longer can he go, I love this guy as a player I just hope he stays healthy



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

This will hurt Jay Cutler, immensely if these story picks up speed. A hurt Achilles is painful no doubt ; Troy is tough but how much longer can he go, I love this guy as a player I just hope he stays healthy



Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs




Since: Apr 5, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:13 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

Wow that could explain a lot, but I don't think it would have changed the end result the Packers weren't going too lose that day.  Also, this probably wont help Cutler at all if this story picks up speed



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: March 11, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Report: Polamalu played hurt through playoffs

Sorry about the repost.  It said post error the first time.



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