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Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Posted on: January 2, 2012 4:24 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2012 4:34 pm
 
Pittsburgh will be without Mendenhall for the postseason. (AP)

By Ryan Wilson

The Steelers will face the Broncos in Sunday's wild-card game without their starting running back. Rashard Mendenhall, the team's 2008 first-round pick, has a torn ACL, according to CBSSports.com Rapid Reporter Chuck Finder (via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette). Head coach Mike Tomlin hinted after Sunday's win over the Browns that Mendenhall could be out for some time and tests have confirmed those fears.

Now Pittsburgh will lean heavily on Isaac Redman, and undrafted rookie free agent John Clay, who didn't get his first carry until Week 16 against the Rams. Veteran Mewelde Moore could also be an option if he has recovered from a knee injury suffered in San Francisco two weeks ago. 

Prior to the regular-season finale in Cleveland, the biggest injury issue for the Steelers 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 loss against the 49ers but sat out last week's victory over the Rams.

In addition to Mendenhall, Pittsburgh could also be without cornerbacks Cortez Allen and Keenan Lewis, who suffered shoulder and hamstring injuries, respectively, in Cleveland. Safety Ryan Clark may also miss the Broncos game because of sickle-cell trait that is triggered when he plays football at high altitudes. His status will be decided later in the week.


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.

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Comments

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:17 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Too bad for Rashard Mendenhall.

Good RB and he will be missed by the Steelers in the playoffs. They should certainly take care of the Broncos but it may hurt them later in the post season. They still have Isaac Redman and he has looked strong when given the chance.

Pittsburgh is a team NOBODY wants to face in the playoffs, they have sooooo much post season experience and can handle the pressure. The Ravens fans around here are acting ridiculous, Joe Flacco is on the same level as Mark Sanchez! The only thing holding that team together is Ray Rice. The Defense is vulnerable, just look at what The Chargers did to them.

Time will tell but Baltimore fans are getting ahead of themselves in this argument! 



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:13 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Well hate this you muther f ers the Steelers are the best so fuck the rest!!!!!!!!!New eagland now that is a bunch of cry babies if i ever seen one Fuck you Bill and Tommy boy you both should or more like have took each other too the bend over end you stink pipe pounders!!!!!!!



Since: Oct 11, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:07 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Fuck you Raven fans Pittsburg is the best NFL team in the land and have the titles to prove it so go fuck yourselfs!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:46 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

nfc fan i agree you nailed it!

mich/ohio fan - u beat me to it and stated it very well ...kudos! 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:40 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Thanks for playing Pittsburgh...see you next season.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:20 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Now this idiot has much more time to tweet about bin laden and 9/11. this couldnt have happened to a more deserving guy and at playoff time even better. your a moron and payback is a bitch happy new year ahole.




Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:18 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Remember jealousy is 1 of the 7 deadly sins........... 


No it's not.  You are thinking of envy.

No one is jealous of the Steelers.   The only fans that think that are Steelers fans.  And Pride is also one of the deadly sins.



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:12 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Even without Mendenhall the Steelers will find a way to win this coming game no doubt in my mind. They will go no further than that though. They will not beat Baltimore or the Pats without him.



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:11 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Baltimore CAN'T beat Pittsbugh in January!  Joe Chocco will find a way to lose no matter what...
 



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:02 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

ravens98fever, you guys are closer to being 9-7 than 12-4 - if u didnt have Rice, you might even be below .500

First game was a fluke, but Ravens beat Steelers in Pit EASILY? Please.....enjoy the division championship while you can


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