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Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Posted on: January 1, 2012 8:38 pm
Edited on: January 1, 2012 8:40 pm
 

Pittsburgh Steelers' running back, Isaac Redman, carried the ball 19 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 13-9 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Join CBS Sports' Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots for a recap of all the action.

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The biggest injury issue for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they headed into their Week 17 matchup with the Browns centered around the health of their franchise quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben suffered a high-ankle sprain three weeks ago during the first meeting between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. He limped his way through a Week 15 loss in San Francisco but sat out last week's victory over the Rams.

With playoff seedings on the line, Pittsburgh started Roethlisberger, who played the entire game without setbacks. The same can't be said for running back Rashard Mendenhall, who left in the first quarter with a knee injury. During the post-game press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Mendenhall may have a torn ACL and likely wouldn't be available when the Steelers travel to Denver to face the Broncos in the wild-card round next weekend. According to ProFootballTalk.com, the team will perform an MRI Monday.

That means Pittsburgh will lean heavily on Isaac Redman, who came down with a sudden case of the fumbles in Cleveland (he lost two fourth-quarter fumbles that kept the Browns in the game) and rookie undrafted free agent John Clay. Veteran Mewelde Moore could also be an option if he has recovered from a knee injury suffered in San Francisco.

Tomlin isn't one to make excuses, instead choosing to say things like "the standard is the standard." Which means that whoever lines up behind Roethlisberger will be expected to do their job, whether that's running the ball, catching passes out of the backfield, or blocking on third down.

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Since: Oct 31, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:07 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

@DawgMeat, REPORT, the Browns had another losing season, did you hear, the Browns had another losing season. 
Maybe next year will be your year...haha    



Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:54 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

IT COULDN'T HAPPEN TO A CLASSIER GUY!  KARMA IS A BITCH YOU TRAITOR!  TAKE YOUR TORN ACL AND LEAVE THE COUNTRY.  THE PITTSBURGH "CHEATERS" ARE GOING TO BE ONE AND DONE THIS YEAR.  THEY WILL ALWAYS BE CHEATERS IN MY BOOK AFTER THEY "STOLE" THE SUPER BOWL FROM MY SEAHAWKS BECAUSE THE NFL WANTED TO GIVE JEROME "FAT A** BUS" BETTIS A GREAT FAREWELL.  I LOVE WATCHING THE MOST BORING TEAM IN THE NFL LOSE.



Since: Jul 21, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:29 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

I am a Steelers fan and YOU certainly dont represent the rest of us with your idiotic CAPs lock words amd moronic vitriol (as if you even know what that means).   I'll dumb it down for you.  YOU ARE AN IDIOT!

 Why don't you and your Einstein friends go back to your trailer and watch the game from there and dont come out again.



Since: Dec 5, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:52 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

@ and @


YOU BOTH SHOULDNT BE ALLOWED TO SPEAK ABOUT FOOTBALL. STICK TO SUBJECTS YOU KNOW, LIKE ANAL SEX AND THE LATEST AIDS TREATMENTS.  BTW.... ENJOY WATCHING THE STEELERS CRUSH THE POSTSEASON YOU PATHETIC GAY TARDS.


(did you hear me?)



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:41 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Comments here are a bit ridiculous, but probably par for the course.

Best one is an Eagles fan calling others classless.  That's pure win.





Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:05 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Dwyer is out for the season.  Where have you been?  There's a reason why the article only talked about Redman and Clay and made no mention of Dwyer haha.



Since: Dec 10, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:53 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Make way for the next great running, Jonathan Dwyer.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:52 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

@Dirty Anus your comment about hoping for a severe injury to Mendenhall is on of the most pathetic I've read in some time. Your comment is what is truly classless. 


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Since: Mar 8, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:34 am
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Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:33 am
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