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02-12-2011, 08:51 PM
Harrison to have surgery : Steelers LB James Harrison (http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players/playerpage/303162/james-harrison) will ill undergo surgery Monday on his injured right shoulder. Harrison sustained the injury in the AFC Divisional playoff victory over Baltimore. The four-time Pro Bowl linebacker tweeted late Friday that the surgery will shut him down four to six weeks.

(Updated 02/12/2011) Injury Report Shoulder - Probable for start of 2011 season

(Updated - 2/12/11) Fantasy Analysis Harrison is expected to be fully healed in time for the start of training camp and his injury doesn't seem all that serious. Still, it does bear monitoring moving forward just to be on the safe side. Harrison enjoyed a resurgent 2010 season. He set a career higha with two interceptions and five passes defended while registering the second 100-tackle campaign of his career. He also racked up 10 sacks and can be considered a solid No.1 Fantasy LB heading into 2011. (Updated 02/12/2011).


Atlanta Dan
02-13-2011, 04:05 PM
Apparently James Harrison is having shoulder surgery (anyone recall if the right shoulder was the one that was ailing during the 2009 season as well?) - I have read everyone who needs surgery is getting it done before the early March lockout date - James is 32 and I guess this sort of stuff is to be be expected

This from James Harrison's tweet

Ill be having surgery on Monday, should only be down 4 to 6 weeks.


This from PFT

Despite recording a sack, Steelers linebacker James Harrison was unusually quiet during the Super Bowl. One reason may have been an injury that was bothering him.

Harrison revealed on his Twitter account that he’s undergoing surgery on Monday and will be “down” 4-6 weeks.

While the linebacker doesn’t reveal what the surgery is for, he injured his shoulder against the Ravens in the Divisional Round. NFL.com’s wire reports indicated Harrison will undergo surgery on his right shoulder. (Although it’s possible they are just putting two and two together.)

The injury could help to explain Harrison’s relatively quiet game. We focused in on Harrison for much of the game through our binoculars and he dropped into coverage far more than usual, and wasn’t that effective when he rushed the passer against Chad Clifton.


This from nfl.com

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is set to undergo surgery on his right shoulder on Monday, according to the player.

"Should only be down 4 to 6 weeks," Harrison tweeted Friday.

Harrison injured the shoulder in the Steelers' AFC Divisional playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens, but played in Super Bowl XLV, recording one tackle and a sack in the 31-25 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

The four-time Pro Bowl linebacker was unhappy with his performance in the loss.

"I don't feel anything but pain," he said after the game.


02-13-2011, 06:04 PM
I knew that looked bad, the way he went down with his arm
all the way outstretched when he hit the turf. And I could
tell he didn't feel right immediately after the play. Now we find
out he was jacked up. That didn't help our chances in the SB.

Atlanta Dan
02-14-2011, 11:13 AM
This update states it is not shoulder surgery - for a player who uses strength and leverage to get underneath the opposing tackle I question whether there is any such thing as "routine" back surgery

Steelers' Harrison having 'routine' back surgery

Monday, February 14, 2011
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Steelers linebacker James Harrison was scheduled to have surgery on his back this morning that his agent called "very routine."

Harrison, who led the Steelers with 10 1/2 sacks and made his fourth consecutive Pro Bowl, started all 19 games for the Steelers at right outside linebacker in the 2010 regular and post season.

"They do not anticipate any difficulties," said agent Bill Parise. "He's going to be fine."

Parise said the surgery was to involve the lower back but declined to offer further information until the surgery was completed.


02-14-2011, 12:08 PM
4 to 6 weeks is nothing. The fact is that James is a T-800 and needs new parts from Cyberdine to make sure he still works.

02-14-2011, 12:44 PM
4 to 6 weeks is nothing. The fact is that James is a T-800 and needs new parts from Cyberdine to make sure he still works.


Atlanta Dan
02-21-2011, 03:08 PM
This from the P-G this afternoon

Steelers linebacker James Harrison underwent surgery on his back this morning that coach Mike Tomlin labeled a "success."...

Dr. Joseph Maroon performed what's known as a discectomy to remove a piece of herniated disc off a nerve that had been bothering Harrison all season.

"Everything went great," said Bill Parise, his agent. "the consensus was no one could figure out how he could play through the season. It was significant but textbook. The surgery went exactly as they wanted it to. James' recovery should be complete."


Sounds like James was hurting a lot during 2010

Might explain why Harrison kept missing practices due to "illness" late in the season - NFL injury reports are a crock