Steelers Smith, Kreider could play Monday
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Defensive end Aaron Smith has a chance to return to start for the Steelers against the Baltimore Ravens Monday night.
Coach Mike Tomlin said today that Smith's rehabilitation from a sprained MCL in his left knee has gone well and he "may have a chance" to play.
Smith, one of the team's best defensive players for years, missed his first game Sunday against Cincinnati, breaking a string of 115 consecutive games played.
Also, fullback Dan Kreider has recovered well from a sprained ankle that knocked him out of the game in Cincinnati and there also is a chance he will play Monday night, Tomlin said.
The news was not so good on backup tight end Jerame Tuman. He played in Cincinnati after missing the previous game in Denver with a back sprain. Tomlin said he's back on the injury list with his injured back and doubtful for the game against the Ravens.