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Rotorhead
10-29-2012, 02:56 PM
I know this is early, but any word on Clark? I would feel more comfortable with him on the field next weekend.

Fire Arians
10-29-2012, 03:03 PM
concussion, with the new nfl rules im not optimistic he will play next wk

steelerchad
10-29-2012, 03:04 PM
No Troy, No Clark, and Maybe No Woodley would be bad against the Giants.

maddog78
10-29-2012, 03:35 PM
concussion, with the new nfl rules im not optimistic he will play next wk

RGIII got knocked cold against Atlanta and played the next week. Until it's mandated by the league, I expect guys to be "cleared" by team doctors quite regularly.

austinfrench76
10-29-2012, 08:40 PM
On Twitter, not that it is the end all be all, but Clark is stating that he is good to go. I know doctors and team physician's have to clear him but that's what he is s aying.

Rotorhead
10-30-2012, 09:29 AM
I like the sound of that, whats wrong with Woodley?

maddog78
10-30-2012, 10:06 AM
Tomlin's presser is in an hour. We'll know more then.

Men of Steel
10-30-2012, 11:50 AM
No Troy, No Clark, and Maybe No Woodley would be bad against the Giants.

Its at that point in the season i think where the team, and us fans, needs to accept the fact we need to move on without some big name players and keep winning with the reserves. They've gotten more reps over the last couple weeks, they played allot faster and were more decisive with tackles and such against the Bengals.

These days, the way this year has been, I like our chances against anybody in this league. Bring on the Giants. :tt03:

maddog78
10-30-2012, 12:01 PM
No update in the presser - still has to be cleared tomorrow by doctors to practice.

Hawaii 5-0
10-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Tomlin: Clark, Woodley uncertain for Sunday; Mendenhall cleared for workouts

October 30, 2012
By Gerry Dulac / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers do not know if safety Ryan Clark or outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley will be able to play Sunday against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.

Clark sustained a concussion against the Washington Redskins and Coach Mike Tomlin said he still has to go through a battery of tests this week before it is determined if he can practice or play against the Giants.

"We will continue to monitor his progress," Tomlin saidtoday during his weekly news conference.

Woodley aggravated a right hamstring injury against the Redskins that caused him to miss an Oct. 11 game in Tennessee. Tomlin said Woodley's injury "looks more promising" than the hamstring injury sustained by backup linebacker Stevenson Sylvester, whom he said is "questionable" to play against the Giants.

Tomlin also said Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu will miss his fourth game in a row with a right calf injury and right tackle Marcus Gilbert will miss his third consecutive game with an ankle injury. Both players are expected to be out for an extended period.

However, Tomlin said running back Rashard Mendenhall, who has missed the past two games with an Achilles tendon injury, has been cleared to begin individual workouts. Those workouts will determine how soon he can begin practicing with the team and does not necessarily mean he will play against the Giants.

But, backup running back Isaac Redman, who practiced last Friday, will resume practice Wednesday and should be available to play in New York. Redman has been bothered by a high ankle sprain that caused him to miss the past two games.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is prepared to play Sunday's game as scheduled.

"The stadium apparently is fine," Aiello said. "We are going to prepare to play and we'll stay in close touch with public authorities."

Those players have been replaced the past two games by Jonathan Dwyer, who became the first player since Willie Parker in 2008 to post back-to-back 100-yard rushing performance. Dwyer sustained a right quad strain in the victory against the Washington Redskins, but Tomlin said he "hopefully" can practice by Thursday.

Meantime, Tomlin said he has no information, nor can he afford to be concerned, about whether the game might be moved or rescheduled because of damage from former Hurricane Sandy.

"I'm only concerned about what we can control," Tomlin said, referring to getting his team prepared.

The NFL office in New York was scheduled to be closed today because of the storm. Pat Hanlon, the Giants' vice president of communications, said today his organization has "not really had any discussions along those lines....but I believe we're proceeeding as scheduled."

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/steelers/tomlin-clark-woodley-uncertain-for-sunday-mendenhall-cleared-for-workouts-659852/#ixzz2Anfw7pDm

jjpro11
10-30-2012, 01:44 PM
Does anyone have any inkling as to what is wrong with Troy's calf? Is it a muscle tear or something?

Darkstorm05
10-30-2012, 01:46 PM
In other injury news, I hear Gilbert and Polamalu are already ruled out for this week.

maddog78
10-30-2012, 02:03 PM
Not even the mention of a target date for Troy. I have to think we don't rush him back for KC, either, so maybe the first Ravens game?

Hawaii 5-0
10-30-2012, 02:30 PM
In other injury news, I hear Gilbert and Polamalu are already ruled out for this week.

and Gilbert's fellow OL are all breathing a sigh of relief...

Riddle_Of_Steel
10-30-2012, 03:48 PM
Good grief. Now Dwyer is injured too?

WTF is up with the Steelers' strength and conditioning people? I have NEVER seen so many injuries week to week. For fxxks sake, we can't count on anybody being in the starting lineup for more than two weeks at a time.

Whoever is their strength and conditioning team needs to be fired from the top down this offseason. The Steelers have had way too many injuries the last two or three seasons, and it isn't just old age-- lots of young guys are in the tub week to week as well.

This is getting ridiculous.

Hawaii 5-0
10-30-2012, 07:07 PM
Good grief. Now Dwyer is injured too?




Steelers' running back injury carousel continues

By Chris Adamski | CBSSports.com
October 30, 2012

Two steps forward, one step back, that's how it goes when it comes to the Steelers' efforts to finally have their full collection of healthy running backs.

Coach Mike Tomlin said during his weekly press conference Tuesday that the running backs who opened the season as the top two on the depth chart -- Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman -- are scheduled to practice Wednesday.

Neither has played in the last two games due to injury (Mendenhall with an Achilles; Redman an ankle sprain). In their stead, RB Jonathan Dwyer has shown small signs of being a breakout star.

Dwyer has 229 rushing yards and has had consecutive 100-yard games -- the first time that's happened since Willie Parker in 2008. But he emerged from Sunday's 27-12 victory against Washington with a right quad strain.

"He is tentatively scheduled not to practice [Wednesday]," Tomlin said. "He is being evaluated. Hopefully, Thursday will be a practice day for him."

Clark going through concussion testing: Tomlin said FS Ryan Clark must pass a round of testing before he is cleared to practice this week or play Sunday at the New York Giants. Clark sustained a concussion against the Redskins.

"We will continue to monitor him throughout the week," Tomlin said. "There are a battery of tests that he has to go through in order to get clearance, and rightfully so. We will proceed with that protocol tomorrow."

For his part, on Twitter @RealRClark25, Clark said late Sunday: "#Steelernation! Thanks for the prayers and well wishes!! I'm good, I'll be back out there on Sunday against the Giants! Takes more than that."

Monday, Clark tweeted: "It's a beautiful afternoon! Extremely excited about our team! Feeling pretty good too! It's a great day to be alive!"

Other injury updates: Tomlin discussed several other players who are dealing with injuries. Notably, he confirmed that RT Marcus Gilbert and SS Troy Polamalu would remain out.

Tomlin termed LB Stevenson Sylvester as "very questionable" with his hamstring injury but said LB LaMarr Woodley's hamstring injury "looks more promising." After the game Sunday, Woodley said he was fine. But he has had an extensive history of hamstring trouble over the last calendar year. Tomlin said Woodley might be limited in practice Wednesday. "Obviously his participation and how he looks over the course of the week will determine his availability," Tomlin said.

Yet another linebacker who has a hamstring injury, Brandon Johnson, is scheduled to practice.

Tomlin said G David DeCastro "is working individually and working his way back to us." The Steelers' first-round pick, DeCastro hasn't appeared in a game yet since sustaining a knee injury during the preseason. He remains on the IR list but is eligible to return to the active roster next week.

Sandy not affecting Steelers' plans: As you might expect from Tomlin, he said he "acknowledges" the problems the storm created along the East Coast in terms of how it could impact the Steelers' game at the Giants on Sunday. But he said, "I haven't spent any time pondering them."

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello indicated that the league would stage the game as scheduled. "We are going to prepare to play and will stay in close touch with public authorities,” he said.

Steelers fans may recall that QB Ben Roethlisberger's first career start was in the aftermath of Hurricane Jeanne. Roethlisberger completed 12 of 22 passes with a touchdown and an interception in a driving rainstorm Sept. 26, 2004, in Miami. The Steelers won the game, 13-3, the first of 13 consecutive victories Roethlisberger would start that season to begin his career. Hurricane Jeanne had struck the coast of Florida the previous day.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/nfl-rapidreports/20753322/steelers-running-back-injury-carousel-continues

SteelCurtain5643
10-30-2012, 10:22 PM
Good grief. Now Dwyer is injured too?

WTF is up with the Steelers' strength and conditioning people? I have NEVER seen so many injuries week to week. For fxxks sake, we can't count on anybody being in the starting lineup for more than two weeks at a time.

Whoever is their strength and conditioning team needs to be fired from the top down this offseason. The Steelers have had way too many injuries the last two or three seasons, and it isn't just old age-- lots of young guys are in the tub week to week as well.

This is getting ridiculous.

This is exactly what I have been saying for a while now. But everyone criticized me saying "well 300lb guys whos knees give out is their own fault". Well its not just our linemen anymore. This whole training staff needs to be fired immediately. This is beyond ridiculous.

tony hipchest
10-30-2012, 10:59 PM
its a violent game. injuries are part of it.

MACH1
10-30-2012, 11:09 PM
They should all be forced to wear knee braces like they do in college. :chuckle:

jjpro11
10-30-2012, 11:39 PM
Did you not see the Redskins injury report last Sunday? It could be way worse.

tony hipchest
10-31-2012, 12:27 AM
Does anyone have any inkling as to what is wrong with Troy's calf? Is it a muscle tear or something?

nothing official has been declared (like troy says, tomlin knows his body better than he does), but the only thing that would linger this long is an actual tear. a strain shoulda healed by now and never been reinjured this bad in the 1st place.

Hawaii 5-0
10-31-2012, 02:02 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers need injured Safety Ryan Clark against the New York Giants

Submitted by Syndicated sources on October 30, 2012

One of the biggest pieces of news for the Pittsburgh Steelers to come out of Sunday’s match up was the injury to safety Ryan Clark. While it is important, it is nowhere near as important as all of the citizens dealing with changing weather conditions. With the winds swirling outside from Hurricane Sandy, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Steeler Nation and everyone caught in the path of this monster storm. Everyone out there stay safe.When Clark left the game in the third quarter of the game against the Washington Redskins with signs of a concussion, it forced the Steelers to finish the game with backups at both safety positions. While that did not come back to haunt the team Sunday, it is a cause of concern moving forward into this week and beyond.

Clark is a leader on defense and is a tone setter, something the team lacks when he is on the sideline. Sure, the Steelers got by in the second half on Sunday, but the Redskins truly lack the talent on the outside or at tight end with Fred Davis out to challenge the secondary the way that the New York Giants can challenge a defense. In addition, the secondary got lucky as the Skins decided to drop more passes than the local high school throws on a Friday night in Pittsburgh.

The Giants are strong in the slot and have the ability to challenge both the cornerbacks and safeties in the running and passing game, not to mention they will likely not drop 10 passes in the game. If Clark is out, the Steelers will have a disadvantage at safety with both Will Allen and Ryan Mundy starting and rookie safety Robert Golden and veteran Damon Cromartie-Smith playing back up.

On a good note, Clark said he was fine as made his way out of the Steelers locker room Sunday, and hopefully, he is just that. This will be an important game and going into the game without Clark and Troy Polamalu would add more unwanted pressure on the defense.

http://www.60maxpowero.com/patriots/content/pittsburgh-steelers-need-injured-safety-ryan-clark-against-new-york-giants

Hawaii 5-0
10-31-2012, 09:04 PM
Ryan Clark practices Wednesday, says he passed concussion test

By Neal Coolong on Oct 31

It appears Steelers safety Ryan Clark has a good chance of playing Sunday against the pass-happy NFC East-leading New York Giants.

Steelers safety Ryan Clark said he passed a concussion test Wednesday morning, and getting through practice was his second test.

It would seem, then, he's 2-for-2 so far, with a huge final exam on Sunday.

The Steelers take on the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in Week 9 in what could be a pivotal game. Sitting at 4-3, and still trying to get past injuries that have plagued them all season, the Steelers have a very difficult assignment in front of them.

It would have been significantly more challenging without Clark, probably the team's defensive MVP through its first seven games. Strong safety Troy Polamalu will miss his fourth straight game, and sixth this year. He played in the opener against Denver and for part of the first quarter against Philadelphia, having to leave with the same calf injury that's kept him out of the vast majority of the season.

Without Clark, the high-octane passing attack of the Giants would have had a significant advantage in the team's greatest strength; big play passing.

The Giants average 282 passing yards and 29.3 points a game. Slowing that offense down is difficult enough, even with Clark.

Running back Jonathan Dwyer did not practice Wednesday, saying he'll be on the field on Thursday. Isaac Redman (ankle) practiced after missing the last two games.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2012/10/31/3582302/ryan-clark-practices-wednesday-says-he-passed-concussion-test

Darkstorm05
11-01-2012, 07:55 AM
Looking like Clark will play. He says he's 100%, and it's just a formality for him to pass a final physical tomorrow.

maddog78
11-01-2012, 08:17 AM
Good news. Woodley missed practice Wednesday. If he doesn't go today, I think we see Worilds.

desertsteel
11-01-2012, 09:08 AM
It's a game of ATTRITION. Hopefully we have the right ones on the field at the end of the season.

steelfury02
11-01-2012, 09:18 AM
wait for it . . .WOODLEY SUCKS! Why can't this bastardo stay on the field? Seriously - the Steelers pulled a contract hammy with this guy :chuckle:

Darkstorm05
11-01-2012, 10:02 AM
wait for it . . .WOODLEY SUCKS! Why can't this bastardo stay on the field? Seriously - the Steelers pulled a contract hammy with this guy :chuckle:

Whatever muscle eating bacteria Troy has is spreading, clearly.