View Full Version : Smith apparently out for season

10-24-2010, 07:22 PM
A great warrior and Steeler has been lost. At 34, you'd have to say that this could be Smith's last game. I have wonder how much this guy has left in the tank health-wise. Somebody has go to step up to keep this defense going. Next week is going to be huge for their confidence.


Sunday, October 24, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith, who missed 11 games in 2009 with a torn rotator cuff, left today's game with a torn left triceps, and it appeared his season was over.

Coach Mike Tomlin revealed the extent of the injury, which occurred early in the third quarter, and said, "it is not good."

Linebacker James Farrior, the defensive captain, called the injury to Smith "devastating."

"It's heartbreaking to see a guy worked so hard to get back and have an injury like this," Farrior said. "I know he's devastated, I'm devastated and I'm sure everybody else is. To see a guy come out and just do everything right and get himself back to where he needs to be and have something like this happen is definitely frustrating."

Smith, 34, saw his 2007 season end with a torn bicep muscle in his right arm late in the year. He returned to have a Pro Bowl season in 2008.

10-24-2010, 07:26 PM
Already posted.