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Fire Haley
02-10-2009, 11:52 AM
No drama here...

Steelers' Ward has surgery on shoulder, not knee
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The concern for Hines Ward during the two weeks leading to the Super Bowl was his right knee, which was sprained during the AFC championship game.

He started and caught two passes for 43 yards in the Steelers' 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals to claim their sixth Lombardi Trophy.

This week, Hines Ward had surgery -- on his shoulder, not his knee.

Ward had surgery to "clean up" a shoulder, according to a Steelers source, and he should be fine for the 2009 season. The sprained MCL in his right knee did not require surgery and will heal on its own, the club source said.

Ward had his best season statistically in five years in 2008. He caught 81 passes for 1,043 yards, both tops since the 2003 season

OX1947
02-10-2009, 11:54 AM
That is great news. Shoulders are one thing but knees are another. I hope Ward has another 3 years in him and he can retire hopefully with at least another ring and 1,000 catches. And more importantly, no torn tendons in his body.

Dino 6 Rings
02-10-2009, 11:54 AM
I worry that they didn't go in and clean up the knee, I hope it really does heal itself properly and we aren't hearing about it in August maybe needing surgery that'll keep him out 6 weeks or something.

kittenfantastico76
02-10-2009, 12:00 PM
Excellent news!

fansince'76
02-10-2009, 12:01 PM
Colbert disavows any knowledge of this. :chuckle:

tony hipchest
02-10-2009, 12:02 PM
MCL? ward dont need no stinkin MCL!

good news.

El-Gonzo Jackson
02-10-2009, 12:05 PM
I worry that they didn't go in and clean up the knee, I hope it really does heal itself properly and we aren't hearing about it in August maybe needing surgery that'll keep him out 6 weeks or something.

It's just a sprained MCL. The same injury that kept Keisel out for 6 weeks. Keisel didnt need surgery because a MCL sprain will heal on its own, while an ACL is a bigger deal.

Good news that all he is getting is a shoulder arthoscopy.

Dino 6 Rings
02-10-2009, 12:13 PM
It's just a sprained MCL. The same injury that kept Keisel out for 6 weeks. Keisel didnt need surgery because a MCL sprain will heal on its own, while an ACL is a bigger deal.

Good news that all he is getting is a shoulder arthoscopy.

Alright...you've put my mind at ease...so I'm holding you to this LOL

drizze99
02-10-2009, 12:15 PM
I wish people would get their shit right before they write an article...

Ward had a Grade 2+ tear in his MCL which equals about an 80% tear. That is out of Ward's mouth to Tim Ryan on Sirius NFL radio.

OX1947
02-10-2009, 12:23 PM
I wish people would get their shit right before they write an article...

Ward had a Grade 2+ tear in his MCL which equals about an 80% tear. That is out of Ward's mouth to Tim Ryan on Sirius NFL radio.

Wow, amazed that he played with that. That's exactly what Andrew Bynum has for the Lakers. He is slated to miss 8 to 12 weeks. From what I know, grade 2+ tear can heal on its own.

tony hipchest
02-10-2009, 12:25 PM
ward is having some of keith rivers teeth surgically removed from his shoulder.

:hunch:

aries4972
02-10-2009, 03:16 PM
MCL? ward dont need no stinkin MCL!

good news.

no seriously though.. I thought I read somewhere Ward didn't have any knees... or parts of knees... or.... oh never mind...... :banging:



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steelpride12
02-10-2009, 03:54 PM
On KDKA at 4:00 they announced Ward is not going to have or need knee surgery, but did get minor surgery on an unidentified area.

Fire Haley
02-10-2009, 05:24 PM
I worry that they didn't go in and clean up the knee.

That term is usually only used for meniscus injuries, floating pieces of cartilage within the knee joint itself,.... an MCL sprain is a tear of the ligament outside the joint , no matter the degree.

They can heal just fine on their own.

tony hipchest
02-10-2009, 05:47 PM
On KDKA at 4:00 they announced Ward is not going to have or need knee surgery, but did get minor surgery on an unidentified area.:confused:

uh yeah. that has kind of already been established with this thread. the "unidentified area" has infact been identified as a shoulder. :noidea:

stillers4me
02-10-2009, 08:19 PM
I sure hope Hines remembered to tell Mike Florio about his shoulder problem. :rolleyes:

HometownGal
02-10-2009, 08:55 PM
Colbert disavows any knowledge of this. :chuckle:

Aw- c'mon - we all know Hines is faking his shoulder and knee problems. :doh::chuckle:

Glad to hear that Hines is on the mend from his shoulder issues and hopefully, his knee problem will resolve itself.

jev7452
02-10-2009, 09:51 PM
good to hear!!! look forward to seeing him dominate for the next 3-5 years hopefully!

Galax Steeler
02-11-2009, 04:16 AM
We all know Hines is a tough customer and will be ready for the new season.

markymarc
02-11-2009, 07:51 PM
That is great news on Ward. Sounds like rest will be just fine for his sprained MCL. Maybe I am just being ignorant, but I wasn't even aware Ward had an issue with his shoulder. In any case, he had the surgery and has plenty of time to rest. IMO Ward has at least 2-3 more years in him. Get well Ward!

steelerNATION
02-14-2009, 12:38 AM
Ward is obviously a dominate force on the team...losing him for any amount of time next season would be one of the worst possible outcomes...but it is better that it is surgery on his shoulder not his knee..the knew is a whole world of a problem

GBMelBlount
02-14-2009, 05:52 AM
good to hear!!! look forward to seeing him dominate for the next 3-5 years hopefully!

Good news. I would be extremely happy if Hines had even 3 more productive years. With how hard he plays it is surprising his wheels haven't fallen off yet.....