Tomlin says Kreider better than expected
By Mike Prisuta
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday afternoon the Steelers' injury news is encouraging in advance of Monday night's showdown with Baltimore.
Fullback Dan Kreider "is doing better than we potentially anticipated," Tomlin said. Kreider suffered a sprained ankle early in Sunday's 24-13 win at Cincinnati. "There's a chance that he could play," against Baltimore, Tomlin said. Free safety Ryan Clark (abdomen) will be monitored from a conditioning standpoint, Tomlin said, after missing the Cincinnati game.
"You have to characterize him as questionable at this point," Tomlin said. Defensive end Aaron Smith (knee) also missed the Cincinnati game. "We're going to tape him up and see what he can do," Tomlin said. "He's done great in the rehabilitation exercises. He may have a chance to play for us."
Wide receiver Santonio Holmes (quad contusion) and wide receiver Hines Ward (knee) should play against the Ravens. Tight end Jerame Tuman (back) is being characterized "probably as doubtful," Tomlin said.