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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: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:38 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

You Baltimore fans would love for us to lose to Denver so you won't have to face us and get knocked out of the playoffs again.



Since: Jun 15, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:35 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

you are a moron sir.



Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:32 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

The steelers will be one and done...
With or without mendenhall.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:30 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

steelerage, as A fellow steeler fan, you must not follow football that well.  redman's two fumbles yesterday is something to be concerned about.  Against a better team (any team other than the browns) those turnovers would've cost us the game.  I am not sold on redman (yeah, he had a td and 90 yards but aginst the browns, that's what is expected).  I'd start John clay and see what he can do (remember starks ffor GB last year?).  I would not start redman against denver until he can show that his fumblitis is cured!!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:30 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

“We’ll never know what really happened,” Mendenhall said.  “I just a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

Mendenhall also expresses sympathy for bin Laden.  “What kind of person celebrates death?” Mendenhall says.  “It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak.  .”


Quotes from Rashard Mendenhall following the death of Osama Bin Laden.  And this doesn't include his comparison of NFL players' inflated salaries to post and modern-day slavery.


I'm glad he's hurt.  Doesn't deserve to play in the NFL anyhow.




Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

The Baltimoron Ravens fans are always talking trash with no history to back it up.  They had 1 playoff run more than a decade ago.  Since they have been the Steelers' and Colts' playoff bitch.  Ravens will find a way to choke again even with them actually getting a home playoff game this year.



Since: Jan 15, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:19 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

Something I forgot to add...a great post that I saw earlier today:


"Tim Tebow better start praying now because he has a date with the Devil next week"  




Since: Jan 15, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:16 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

I feel bad for Mendenhall missing the playoffs once again. I am optimistic tho with Redman toting the rock. He's a north/south runner that usually gets positive yardage. And with Ben less than 100%, Redman getting 4,5 or 6 yards on first down is going to make the quick release passing game on 2nd and 3rd down that much better. It'll keep Ben upright, move the chains and keep the defense fresh. I think the Steelers are gonna be ok. Oh and one other thing...could you Baltimore fans quit beating your chest until you actually win something? Like a conference or league championship? TY




Since: May 3, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:04 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

let me guess you're a Baltimoron!



Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 4:54 pm
 

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall has torn ACL

The Squeelers will have trouble getting by the lousy Broncos.  Their offense is awful and now will be even worse.


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