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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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The Dirty Anus
Since: Dec 27, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:23 am
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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:11 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

The lost of Mendenhall is huge for Pittsburgh.  It is a season ender for them unless somehow, someone kicks butt and by that I mean John Clay.  I watched this kid in college and he can carry the load.  Sure, he is not going to run past you, but he will go over you.  I still think they have enough to beat Tebow, opps, Denver.  It is now a lot closer than before.



Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:11 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

The lost of Mendenhall is huge for Pittsburgh.  It is a season ender for them unless somehow, someone kicks butt and by that I mean John Clay.  I watched this kid in college and he can carry the load.  Sure, he is not going to run past you, but he will go over you.  I still think they have enough to beat Tebow, opps, Denver.  It is now a lot closer than before.



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 1:43 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Karma is a bitc$. He never should have spoken against the country. But then again with a name like Rashard what do you expect?



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 1:31 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Hopefully his injury isn't too bad and he can be ready for the playoffs.  Was that so difficult?  I commented on his ACL injury and didn't have to turn into an a$$hole and wave the Stars and Stripes and go into a tirade about how patriotic I am.



Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2012 1:02 am
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

What's worse, an athlete voicing his opinions on a topic he, nor any of us, is an expert on and condemning all killing, or a President using the attacks as an excuse to invade a sovereign nation that is known to have nothing to do with the attacks? 



Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 10:45 pm
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Mendenhall has every right to be a complete POS but he is now and always will be a completely delusional POS.  Freedom of speech aside, only a delusional moron would say publicly what he said regardless of what he really thinks.  Independently of what comes of his injury, the Steelers really need to go in a different direction at the running back position.  I don't believe that a man like Art Rooney Sr. would have ever abided a man on his team that spoke so abhorrently in the public domain.  If this guy had even half the talent he and BA thinks he has maybe... but I doubt it.




Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 10:42 pm
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Thank you Mendenhall for getting hurt... In a good way.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 10:29 pm
 

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Mukichan, you are absolutely right about the Rams' playoff record since their last Super Bowl appeaance 10 years ago.  However, that has nothing to do with anything.  Pretty big talk?  Not really, just my opinion.  It's not a commentary on the Steelers, who are a fine organization.  Just a commentary on their lowlife tailback.  For the record, in response to Bin Laden's death, his comments were “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can hate a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”, and “I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”  We need to hear Bin Laden speak to understand his intent behind killing thousands of Americans?  In order to get a window into his twisted mind?  Mendenhall's second comment suggests that he doesn't believe Bin Laden was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.  If you choose to support him, that's your prerogative.  I don't wish death on Mendenhall, although his comments would make anyone wonder whether he supported the 9/11 attacks.  I'm simply pointing out what goes around comes around.  I frankly don't think my indifference to his injury compares to his apparent  indifference regarding Bin Laden's role in the 9/11 attacks.  He lives here, so he has the right to say that.  I support his rights, but have a lot of contempt for what he has to say.  If you're on board with what he has to say, that's your business.


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