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02-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Harrison doing well following surgery

Outside linebacker James Harrison underwent back surgery yesterday to correct a herniated disc.

Bill Parise, Harrison's agent, said Harrison is "fine" and added that the four-time Pro Bowler can resume physical activity in about two weeks.

Harrison, Parise said, played most of the season with a herniated disc. Parise said Harrison is expected to be ready for the start of training camp -- assuming the owners and players have come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) by late July.

"Whether or not James is in camp will solely depend on the CBA," Parise said.

Injured Steelers healing nicely

A number of others Steelers have had offseason surgery, including wide receivers Hines Ward (knee and thumb), Emmanuel Sanders (foot) and defensive end Nick Eason (foot).

They are expected to make a full recovery, Tomlin said, as are those that didn't play in 2010 or didn't finish the season.

Offensive tackles Max Starks (neck) and Willie Colon (Achilles) and defensive end Aaron Smith (triceps) are among the veterans that fall into those categories.

"There's nothing that gives us an indication that they're going to be an ongoing issue or problem moving forward in terms of getting in the way of football," Tomlin said.