View Full Version : Steelers QB Dixon hurts knee, replaced by Batch

09-19-2010, 07:06 PM
Steelers QB Dixon hurts knee, replaced by Batch
By TERESA M. WALKER (AP) 1 hour ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Pittsburgh quarterback Dennis Dixon will have tests on his left knee after he got hurt in the Steelers' 19-11 win over the Titans.
"He potentially could have come back in, handed the ball off to finish the game and so forth if that provides you any type of information," Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin said.
Dixon's last play was a 7-yard run to set up Jeff Reed's 36-yard field goal to start the second quarter. Charlie Batch came out for the next Steelers' series and finished the game. Dixon jogged lightly on the sideline, then talked with trainers before walking to a cart. He got on the back and put a towel over his head and rode to the locker room, gently flexing his left knee.
He said he hurt his knee, the same one he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in while at Oregon, during his last series.
"It was one of my runs that I had. I planted wrong, and it didn't feel right after that. Better safe than sorry," Dixon said.
He was 4 of 6 for 18 yards when he left.
Dixon was starting in place of the suspended Ben Roethlisberger.
The Steelers cut Byron Leftwich on Saturday to clear space for an extra defensive lineman.


09-19-2010, 07:26 PM
Bring on Lefty!

09-19-2010, 08:01 PM
If the injury is worse, is Lefty ready to play?

if not - we need a real backup and not rely on ARE.

09-20-2010, 02:04 PM
I can't believe four posts in one thread is all there is here about Dixon's health! When Lefty went down everyone was obsessed and asking if there was any news, new developments, etc.

So I'll ask: Is there any news? I'm worried that the problem might be serious.

09-20-2010, 02:11 PM
I know he had an MRI done and it showed nothing serious. Tomlin is quoted as saying that he could have finished out the game handing the ball off...but they kept him out as a precaution. So it doesn't sound like it was anything really bad. That may be why nobody is really concerned about it.

09-20-2010, 05:06 PM
So much for that. This thread (http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=57904) (you might want to merge these) cites Mike Florio saying it's a torn meniscus: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/20/dennis-dixon-has-a-torn-meniscus/

And here it is in the Post-Gazette (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10263/1089021-100.stm).