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verks36
09-16-2007, 02:34 PM
Does any one know what happened to James Harrison his injury looked pretty bad and he was carted away on a stretcher.

fansince88
09-16-2007, 02:38 PM
He was blocked into one of his teamates and hit his head off the teamates back. Good news is that he was moving his hands but let's just hope all is well.

Steeler in Carolina
09-16-2007, 04:16 PM
He came back to the sidelines after halftime.

steelpride12
09-16-2007, 05:14 PM
he is fine it was just a precaution because he hurt his head.

NV STEELERS 723
09-16-2007, 05:20 PM
Harrison will bounce back from this...

polamalufan43
09-16-2007, 05:32 PM
eh, no big deal. It looked pretty bad at first. Of course, I'm the kinda spaz that when I see a stretcher and a player's on it, :jawdrop:

Harrison seemed fine, he was walking.

~Polamalufan43:tt02:

fansince'76
09-16-2007, 05:34 PM
I almost freaked out when I saw Silverback strapped to that gurney. It felt great watching him walk back out to the sideline.

Edman
09-16-2007, 05:35 PM
Harrison walked back on the field under his own power. The injury was nothing serious. Probably got shaken up during the play.

fansince'76
09-16-2007, 05:36 PM
Harrison walked back on the field under his own power. The injury was nothing serious. Probably got shaken up during the play.

You gotta admit, it was frightening there for a bit, especially after what happened to Everett last week.

Petesburgh66
09-16-2007, 06:05 PM
I almost freaked out when I saw Silverback strapped to that gurney. It felt great watching him walk back out to the sideline.

You weren't the only one on both accounts.

HometownGal
09-16-2007, 06:16 PM
You gotta admit, it was frightening there for a bit, especially after what happened to Everett last week.

It was very frightening in light of what happened to Kevin Everett. My heart skipped a beat or two seeing him carried off on that stretcher, but I was so relieved to see him walking back onto the field. He's a warrior! :tt02:

Preacher
09-16-2007, 06:20 PM
It was very frightening in light of what happened to Kevin Everett. My heart skipped a beat or two seeing him carried off on that stretcher, but I was so relieved to see him walking back onto the field. He's a warrior! :tt02:

I think we all did...especially on a trash play (last play of the half). But thank goodness he is okay. I would imagine he would be downgraded to possible.. at least.

Infamix
09-16-2007, 06:42 PM
You gotta admit, it was frightening there for a bit, especially after what happened to Everett last week.

Yeah I couldn't believe what happened...the first thought in my mind was Harrison will be out for the year. Even worse, something similar to Everett's injury. Speaking of Everett, isn't he doing much better now?

fansince'76
09-16-2007, 06:43 PM
Yeah I couldn't believe what happened...the first thought in my mind was Harrison will be out for the year. Even worse, something similar to Everett's injury. Speaking of Everett, isn't he doing much better now?

Yes, he has some voluntary movement in his hands and arms now, and the doctors are beginning to think he may get back at least some mobility, from what I understand. Great news. :thumbsup:

Preacher
09-16-2007, 10:21 PM
Yes, he has some voluntary movement in his hands and arms now, and the doctors are beginning to think he may get back at least some mobility, from what I understand. Great news. :thumbsup:


I actually head that he may be able to walk again. How well or how much, who knows.

83-Steelers-43
09-17-2007, 12:44 AM
Return of Steelers' Harrison a welcome sight
By John Harris
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Monday, September 17, 2007

The most welcome sight Sunday during the Steelers' 26-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills at Heinz Field wasn't Ben Roethlisberger passing for 242 yards and his fifth touchdown of the young season, Willie Parker racking up his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game dating back to 2006, or the defense stifling another opponent.

No, it was right outside linebacker James Harrison returning to the sideline with around 10 minutes left in the third quarter.

Harrison, who suffered a neck injury at the end of the first half that resulted in him being immobilized and carted off the field, not only rejoined his teammates in uniform, he actually tried to get back in the game.

"That's James," said coach Mike Tomlin, who told reporters that all tests done on Harrison's neck were negative and that he was home "resting comfortably" before his teammates departed the stadium.

"He's a tough guy. He thinks he's bulletproof," said starting left outside linebacker Clark Haggans, who moved over to the right side when Harrison was injured.

"I think he's bulletproof," Haggans added.

No, he's human. And incredibly fortunate.

As Harrison was face down on the turf, motionless, inside linebacker Larry Foote's thoughts turned to Buffalo tight end Kevin Everett.

A week ago, Everett was immobilized and carted off the field following a head-first tackle he made on a kickoff.

"I just imagined what the Bills went through, and what they're going through now," Foote said. "When a guy can't flip over, that's scary."

Harrison was shaken up on a Buffalo kickoff return the play before he collided with nose tackle Casey Hampton's rear end.

He wasn't moving.

Most of the players on both teams had already gone to the locker room for intermission and didn't know Harrison was injured. Some of the Steelers defensive starters gathered around Harrison, joined by Tomlin, who spoke with his fallen player.

"It was clean communication," Tomlin said. "He was just very uncomfortable, needless to say."

"Initially, you think the worst," defensive end Aaron Smith said, "but hope for the best."

Buffalo punter Brian Moorman couldn't help but think the worst.

"Obviously, after last week you see somebody strapped on a backboard again you're going to be concerned," said Moorman, who checked on Harrison's status with Steelers kickers Jeff Reed and Daniel Sepulveda when the teams returned for the second half. "We didn't realize it was that kind of injury when we came in. We came out and he's being rolled off the field. You think about him, you think about his family and you think about Kevin (Everett)."

It's at precarious times like these when football players, who are intent on destroying each other for 60 minutes, suddenly discover religion.

"I was just praying for him, hoping he would get up and walk off the field," Haggans said.

"We saw James was moving his legs and hands. That's better than not moving at all," cornerback Deshea Townsend said. "That's one thing you have to pray about and be thankful to the Lord that you're able to go out there and play."

Next Sunday's game against San Francisco can't arrive soon enough for Harrison.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_527825.html

klick81
09-17-2007, 12:57 AM
Man...that's some scary stuff. I'm glad he's okay and gets to play another game.

lamberts-lost-tooth
09-17-2007, 06:33 AM
Good to hear that silverback is going to be okay. I would rather lose every game then see one of our players seriously injured

Edman
09-17-2007, 07:30 AM
I'm glad Silverback is okay. He was a pass-rushing monster yesterday. He bull-rushed his man and beat him straight up for the sack. I haven't seen Joey P do that in years.

Steelerstrength
09-17-2007, 01:00 PM
I'm glad Silverback is okay. He was a pass-rushing monster yesterday. He bull-rushed his man and beat him straight up for the sack. I haven't seen Joey P do that in years.

Silverback has been a huge improvement over Joey! I loved Peezy, but Silverback is a monster! That bull-rush was f'in awesome! And his man was totally corn-fed too!

I was so glad and relieved to see him walk back to the sideline. Damn, what a relief!

I hope there is nothing serious that will keep him out for long.

Atlanta Dan
09-17-2007, 01:13 PM
It again is an indication of how a NFL career can end in an instant and how players cannot protect themselves by playing to avoid injury -Harrison was hurt on a garbage play where his head went into one of his own players - so glad he appears OK

Indy_Steelers
09-17-2007, 03:14 PM
You gotta admit, it was frightening there for a bit, especially after what happened to Everett last week.

YUP!
None of the other people that I was watching the game with noticed it.

But when he was laying face first on the ground.....:jawdrop:

stillers4me
09-17-2007, 05:54 PM
I was at the game yesterday.....I can tell you it was TERRIFING watching them huddle over him for that long. It seemed like forever..... I suspected he was either knocked out or had a neck injury when I saw them have him move first one leg then the other. Scary stuff watching them take him out flat on the cart. I'm so happy he's going to be fine. We just got home from Pittsburgh 15 minutes ago and the first thing I did was come here for news on James!

NateC
09-17-2007, 08:49 PM
Nods I agree, Was like wow. the thing is Harrison Showed that Anything can Happen on Any play. I almost felt like he let his guard down it beeing the last play of the half. Just so happy he is ok. PLAYERS NEED to be so damn Cautious its almost scary. Just happy to see him walking and able to still play this game.

Kvnfaber
09-18-2007, 01:53 PM
Glad to see that he is OK, just a stiff neck is the latest report. In other Silverback news, I was searching for more info on the man-beast himself and found a funny tidbit about him at Wikipedia.org

"Harrison once stated in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review interview that he trusted no one. Not his teamates, not his coaches, not his family, not even his own mother"

That is funny, albeit a little disturbing, but funny nonetheless.

onthebus36
09-18-2007, 02:41 PM
Harrison is a very tough dude!

I read an interview with Clark Haggans who said the trainers hid Harrison's helmet so he couldn't sneak back into the game. He comes ready to play!

It's also reassuring to know that Woodley can come in and play at a high level.

rbryan
09-18-2007, 02:50 PM
Reminds me of Greg Lloyd.

83-Steelers-43
09-18-2007, 02:50 PM
Harrison's stiff neck limits practice, will play Sunday
By Scott Brown
TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Tuesday, September 18, 2007

James Harrison has a stiff neck that may limit him in practice Wednesday but won't keep the outside linebacker out of Sunday's 1 p.m. game against the visiting San Francisco 49ers.

"He's got a clean bill of health," Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today at his weekly news conference.

Harrison hurt his neck near the end of the first half of last Sunday's game and was strapped to a headboard and carted off the turf at Heinz Field. He returned to the Steelers' sideline for the start of the second half, and Tomlin confirmed today that the extreme measures medical personnel took in treating Harrison were precautionary.

Harrison, who took over for Joey Porter this season at right outside linebacker, leads the Steelers with one-and-a-half sacks.

"I'm glad that he is fine," Tomlin said, "personally and professionally."

Rookie tight end Matt Spaeth is nursing a thigh bruise and it could limit what he does in practice, Tomlin said.

The Steelers, Tomlin added, are otherwise a healthy team.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/s_528098.html

alittlejazzbird
09-18-2007, 02:51 PM
Harrison is a very tough dude!

I read an interview with Clark Haggans who said the trainers hid Harrison's helmet so he couldn't sneak back into the game. He comes ready to play!

From Monday's Post-Gazette, this stood out to me:

...Harrison, still in uniform after undergoing all the precautionary tests, walked back to the Steelers' sideline early in the third quarter and pleaded with the medical staff to go back in the game. They basically laughed at him and sent him back to the locker room. When last seen, he was trudging off angrily, ripping the tape off his hands.

"You have to understand something about James," fellow linebacker Larry Foote said after the game. "He's nuts. He's definitely a little off."

Personality-wise, it looks like James Harrison is taking up where Lambert and Mean Joe left off.

rbryan
09-18-2007, 02:57 PM
Mr Brady, meet Mr Harrison. We're gonna let you two get aquainted now.


Whose the backup QB in NE???

alittlejazzbird
09-18-2007, 03:07 PM
Mr Brady, meet Mr Harrison. We're gonna let you two get aquainted now.


Whose the backup QB in NE???

Matt Cassel, right? MMMWWWWWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

stillers4me
09-18-2007, 05:23 PM
From Monday's Post-Gazette, this stood out to me:



Personality-wise, it looks like James Harrison is taking up where Lambert and Mean Joe left off.

Gotta love it!!! We lost a mouth and got an attitude to replace it!!! :tt02:

Steelerstrength
09-18-2007, 08:05 PM
Cindy Brady, meet Silverback! That biatch will get mauled by a true Bad-Ass Silverback! :banging:

83-Steelers-43
09-19-2007, 06:34 PM
Steelers' Harrison likely to start on Sunday
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Linebacker James Harrison is not only is feeling better after what appeared to be a scary neck injury during last Sunday's game, he went through a full practice today and probably will start Sunday against the 49ers.

Harrison was strapped onto a board and taken off the field after his neck was jammed on the final play of the first half against Buffalo in Heinz Field.

Tuesday, coach Mike Tomlin said he suffered nothing more than a stiff neck. Today, Harrison said he's ready to play and wanted to get back into the game last Sunday.

"I just jammed my neck up and couldn't move it for a minute,'' Harrison said. "I was sitting back and everything. I could move. I'm like, 'I'm feeling better, it just feels a little loose.' As soon as I said that, it was 'Don't move, we're strapping you up.'"

It took about 11 minutes for doctors and trainers to get Harrison off the field. They cut his face mask off and left his helmet on. The injury occurred one week after Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett suffered a serious neck injury during their opener.

"I think they overreacted with the thing that happened with the guy last week," Harrison said. "I don' think they wanted to take any chances."

Harrison came back onto the sideline during the third quarter and wanted to play, but medical personnel ordered him back into the locker room.

"That was a good move on them, but where I was standing at the time I didn't like the move they made."

Harrison, the Steelers top backup outside linebacker the past three seasons, replaced the departed Joey Porter on the right side this season. He had a sack in the first half Sunday and has 1 ?? for the season. His seven solo tackles led the team in its 34-7 opening victory at Cleveland.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07262/818919-66.stm

tony hipchest
09-19-2007, 06:42 PM
Steelers' Harrison likely to start on Sunday
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Linebacker James Harrison is not only is feeling better after what appeared to be a scary neck injury during last Sunday's game, he went through a full practice today and probably will start Sunday against the 49ers.

Harrison was strapped onto a board and taken off the field after his neck was jammed on the final play of the first half against Buffalo in Heinz Field.

Tuesday, coach Mike Tomlin said he suffered nothing more than a stiff neck. Today, Harrison said he's ready to play and wanted to get back into the game last Sunday.

"I just jammed my neck up and couldn't move it for a minute,'' Harrison said. "I was sitting back and everything. I could move. I'm like, 'I'm feeling better, it just feels a little loose.' As soon as I said that, it was 'Don't move, we're strapping you up.'"

It took about 11 minutes for doctors and trainers to get Harrison off the field. They cut his face mask off and left his helmet on. The injury occurred one week after Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett suffered a serious neck injury during their opener.

"I think they overreacted with the thing that happened with the guy last week," Harrison said. "I don' think they wanted to take any chances."

Harrison came back onto the sideline during the third quarter and wanted to play, but medical personnel ordered him back into the locker room.

"That was a good move on them, but where I was standing at the time I didn't like the move they made."

Harrison, the Steelers top backup outside linebacker the past three seasons, replaced the departed Joey Porter on the right side this season. He had a sack in the first half Sunday and has 1 ?? for the season. His seven solo tackles led the team in its 34-7 opening victory at Cleveland.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07262/818919-66.stmamazing.

ben head butts a moving car (w/o a helmet) and no back board is needed.

harrison head butts casey hamptons stationary rear end (with a helmet on) and he needs strapped to the board.

moral of the story: dont mess with "Big Snack's" ass.

the video replay is almost hilarious.

now that james is ok, you just know he is getting razzed by all the guys in the locker room.

Preacher
09-19-2007, 06:46 PM
"That was a good move on them, but where I was standing at the time I didn't like the move they made."

I like the fact he recognizes that as well...


ALso... Props to the Buffalo kicker (and probably team) for checking up on him.

steelpride12
09-19-2007, 06:48 PM
amazing.

ben head butts a moving car (w/o a helmet) and no back board is needed.

harrison head butts casey hamptons stationary rear end (with a helmet on) and he needs strapped to the board.

moral of the story: dont mess with "Big Snack's" ass.

the video replay is almost hilarious.

now that james is ok, you just know he is getting razzed by all the guys in the locker room.

ha ya im surprised his big ass didn't eat Harrison's head.