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Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Posted on: January 1, 2012 8:38 pm
Edited on: January 1, 2012 8:40 pm

Pittsburgh Steelers' running back, Isaac Redman, carried the ball 19 times for 92 yards and a touchdown in a 13-9 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Join CBS Sports' Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots for a recap of all the action.

Posted by Ryan Wilson

The biggest injury issue for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they headed into their Week 17 matchup with the Browns centered around the health of their franchise quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben suffered a high-ankle sprain three weeks ago during the first meeting between Pittsburgh and Cleveland. He limped his way through a Week 15 loss in San Francisco but sat out last week's victory over the Rams.

With playoff seedings on the line, Pittsburgh started Roethlisberger, who played the entire game without setbacks. The same can't be said for running back Rashard Mendenhall, who left in the first quarter with a knee injury. During the post-game press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Mendenhall may have a torn ACL and likely wouldn't be available when the Steelers travel to Denver to face the Broncos in the wild-card round next weekend. According to, the team will perform an MRI Monday.

That means Pittsburgh will lean heavily on Isaac Redman, who came down with a sudden case of the fumbles in Cleveland (he lost two fourth-quarter fumbles that kept the Browns in the game) and rookie undrafted free agent John Clay. Veteran Mewelde Moore could also be an option if he has recovered from a knee injury suffered in San Francisco.

Tomlin isn't one to make excuses, instead choosing to say things like "the standard is the standard." Which means that whoever lines up behind Roethlisberger will be expected to do their job, whether that's running the ball, catching passes out of the backfield, or blocking on third down.

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Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 3:16 pm

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

 Re: The Dirty Anus  Did I miss something?  The handle speaks for itself.

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2012 2:33 pm

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

@UWHUSKY FAN. I must agree about the traitor thing. I'm a big Steelers fan so I'll give you that. I was angry about what he said. But because of brave men and women he has that right to say it. Just like you and I have the right to say what we say. But I don't agree with you on the reason we beat your Seahawks it wasn't to give our over weight Jerome Bettis a great farewell. I thought it was more because the Steelers where better, But I admit some of them calls where out there. But without Rashard we may be one and done (but I doubt it) because, we don't make excuses the standard is the standard. Just one more question where is YOUR SEAHAWKS playing this weekend? Worry about your team, and its so not cool to make fun of a man that gets injuried. And YOU want to talk about (KARMA)? Good luck with that!!!!!

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 1:11 pm

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

You are right. The Steelers are boring. Maybe they should get exciting like those great Huskies and give up 67 points in a game. That is excitement for you. I thought it would be impossible to lose a game when scoring 56 points but I was wrong. Maybe we should be as exciting as those Seattle Seahawks. Nohing more exciting than being a .500 football team. i guess Pittsburgh cheated in that 24-0 butt whooping we put on you this year. Instead of whining for the last 7 years about losing your only Super Bowl appearance, maybe you should build a team that can contend every year. Pittsburgh moved on with 2 more appearances and one more ring. Finally, I guess you must not have alot of fun considering the Steelers just don't lose that often. Have another great draft and trade for another scrub QB! Enjoy mediocrity!

Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 12:59 pm

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL


This moron husky fan takes the cake for sheer stupidity and prevariacating.  The hatred for the Steelers is understandable because they are winners and winning is the name of the the rancor is based on jealousy, pure and simple. 

The Steelers are a lot of things and being cheaters is not one of them.  Furthermore, the day the NFL hiearchy favors anything Pittsburgh will be the day hell freezes over or when folks in Seattle have their water soaked brain dried out. By the way, speaking of cheats, how is that coach of yours doing in the all time cheating contest?

I too watched the SB, where the lackluster Seahawks attempted to play, with rapt attention and yes, the officiating was suspect especially against the Steelers.

Last, but not least, when you say the steelers are boring, you should watch reruns of the Seahawk highlights, both of them, which features the dink, dink, passing at a clip of five yards per play when they do make a completion. 

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 12:51 pm

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

The Seahawks and UW Huskies.  No wonder Seattle leads the US in suicides per capita.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 12:11 pm

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Maybe he should play football in the U.A.E or Afghanistan and have a taliban cheerleading unit (Fashioned with the latest burkas)

Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 12:08 pm

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL




Since: Sep 10, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 12:01 pm

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

your a seattle fan??nothing  you say about football matters.

Since: Jul 17, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:55 am

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

They say it rains a lot in Seattle. Now I know it's just your tears. Quit crying. Be a man (If you are Male) Move on and get on with your life. Rashard wasn't even on that team. Besides if you believe That Seahawks team was good,  how come they never even got close to getting back to the big game? By the Way Marshawn Lynch is the best thing going out there.

Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:49 am

Report: Rashard Mendenhall may have torn ACL

Gotta love the Eagles and Browns fans on here ripping the, get a life guys, or at least root for a better football team.  As for Mendenhall's injury, the only thing that hurts us is the depth having another experienced guy in there would provide.  The team has moved the ball much better with Redman and Moore (assuming he is healthy) in the lineup this year, and Clay looks like a load to bring down, ala The Bus...I don't see this as significant...this team will go as far as Roethlisberger and the young WR's can take them...

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