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mesaSteeler
01-26-2009, 06:27 PM
Ward says knee 'better' wants to practice with team
Monday, January 26, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09026/944640-66.stm?cmpid=steelers.xml

TAMPA, Fla. -- Hines Ward said his injured right knee feels better and he would like to practice when the Steelers go back to work at the University of South Florida facilities.

"It feels better," Ward said several hours after the Steelers charter landed here around noon yesterday. "I don't have a brace on, I walk around fine. It's not going to be 100 percent, I'm not going to trick anybody, but I think I'm going to be good, to be able to go out and perform like I want to."

The Steelers receiver took a break yesterday from a stepped-up pace of rehabilitation on his injured knee yesterday.

"I've been rehabbing all weekend long. Off today -- I did a little rehab this morning before we came down here."

He will resume this morning, then attend the Steelers media interviews at Raymond James Stadium and "see where we're at."

"I really can't say because I haven't run or cut or done anything," said Ward, who did not practice last week after the right MCL was sprained in the first quarter of the Jan. 18 AFC championship game. "I was just constantly getting treatment, 24 hours around the clock."

First published on January 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm