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Old 12-31-2008, 04:51 AM   #1
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Default Clark could return next week

Clark could return next week
By Scott Brown, TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ryan Clark lifted weights Monday, and the Steelers' starting free safety says he anticipates returning to practice at the beginning of next week.

Clark didn't play in the Steelers' final regular-season game after re-injuring his right shoulder in a 31-14 loss to Tennessee on Dec. 21. Clark missed a game earlier this season after separating his right shoulder. He gets an extra week to recover because the Steelers received a first-round bye in the playoffs. "Last time, I felt I could play the first week (after the injury)," Clark said. "I knew there was no way I could play last week. Once I get the full range of motion, I should be back at practice Monday."


Steelers coach Mike Tomlin will watch the NFL playoff games this weekend, though not for enjoyment. Tomlin said Tuesday that he catches games on TV when his schedule allows, if only to see what he can glean about an upcoming Steelers opponent. "I think watching televised games gives you a different perspective from time to time -- one that I like," Tomlin said. "Some of the line-of-scrimmage communication with the audio is interesting to me. Some of the commentary that comes out of production meetings, from hearing coaches and players speak, is interesting to me." When asked how revealing he is during the interviews networks conduct with players and coaches prior to a game they are broadcasting, Tomlin smiled. "Believe it or not," he said, "I'm always guarded with what I say."


Safety Tyrone Carter said he hurt his shoulder and not his head while making a tackle in the first quarter of the Steelers' 31-0 win over the Browns last Sunday. Carter, who was playing for the injured Clark, returned to action in the second half. He picked off two passes and returned one of the interceptions 32 yards for a touchdown. Carter is one of five finalists for the GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Week award.

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Old 12-31-2008, 04:58 AM   #2
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I hope Clark is a 100% come next weekend because that will alow Troy to roam a little bit more where if Carter was playing Troy would have to play more conservative.
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This is the injury news I am really interested in. I really hope Ryan Clark is going to be okay for our first playoff game. Get well quickly Ryan. We are going to need you on 1/11/09.
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While I'd love to see Clark back in there on January 11th, I think Tyrone Carter more than proved that he can step in and get the job done. That is the beauty of our D - one goes down, another steps up to the plate.
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While I'd love to see Clark back in there on January 11th, I think Tyrone Carter more than proved that he can step in and get the job done. That is the beauty of our D - one goes down, another steps up to the plate.
thats what we all thought last year, and look what happened. i'd feel a lot better if clark where back there.
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