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Harrison, Polamalu miss practice again

Posted by Teresa Varley on September 14, 2012 – 2:02 pm

Linebacker James Harrison missed practice for a third straight day on Friday and would not commit to whether he will be able to play Sunday against the New York Jets or not.

Harrison, who said the knee is “doing all right,” was evasive about his status but did say he doesn’t want to rush back on the field and do any further damage that would linger.

“What it comes down to is there is no need to try to hurry and rush yourself back and end up doing more damage and having to deal with the injury for the rest of the season, instead of saying I’ll sit out a few weeks and get it back healthy rather than go in and play in the game, reinjure it, have to sit out a whole week rehabbing until you can get to where you can play again in another week or so,” said Harrison. “There is no need to go out there, it’s too early in the season to go out there and do more damage and prevent myself from actually being out there healthy.”

Harrison said it’s up to him as to whether or not he is ready to play, rather than others making the decision for him.

“They don’t know how I feel, only I do,” said Harrison. “If I feel like I can go, I will go. If I feel like I can’t, I won’t.”

The status of safety Troy Polamalu is also a question mark this week, as he also was held out of practice again on Friday.

“I feel good,” said Polamalu. “Coach (Mike) Tomlin knows how my injuries feel better than I do.”

Both Harrison and Polamalu are listed as questionable for Sunday.

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17 Responses to “Harrison, Polamalu miss practice again”

  1. By rich on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    James and Troy not needed for the Jets. Stelers have the positions covered and will bring a victory 1-1

  2. By tiffpro35 on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    I hope my boys play Sunday!

  3. By Conord on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Makes a lot of since for harrison not to rush back. If we can win these next two games we will hit our bye week @ 2-1. Thats would give him an extra week to get healthier. Hopefully our defense can makeup for those splash plays he usually makes.

  4. By dale r. schaffner sr. on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    do what u think is best for u guys i wish u were both playing but u got to be healthy we as fans are selfesh i wish u two the best i hope u both get well soon god bless both of you go steelers

  5. By denise paretti on Sep 14, 2012 | Reply

    Do we have any players who are healthy?

  6. By TheSTEELfan on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    Harrison Good decision to sit this one out we will need you later. However if Troy is ok let him play. To much happens when he is in the game and not engough game changers on defense when he is not in the game. Tomlin The smart to decision is to keep it quite but let him be a game time decison.

  7. By Rich on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    Woodley and Clark will do fine with James and Troy out for Sundays game.

  8. By Big Jake on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    that’s a good question! these O-line man can’t stay healty these guys are’t taken care of their bodys not ready for NFL THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON TO LONG every time i turn around one gets hurt they don’t pick up their feet in a crowd standing around unstead of finishing off blocks hey! hey! i’m just saying these O LINE that we have are jello tomorrow it’s dick and them corners turn just being real

  9. By mukkah on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    Pressure Sanchez and victory will be ours…..WInnipeg loves the Steelers

  10. By Bill on Sep 15, 2012 | Reply

    I love this! Harrison says only he knows how injured he is & that he will decide, while Troy says Coach Tomlin knows how his injuries feel “better than I do”.
    I expect to see Troy Sunday & don’t expect to see King James.

  11. By Mikey Newman on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    Dont push it, fellas. We will be just fine without you. Rest up, we play the B-crows twice in three weeks. Thats when we will need both of you 100% Number Seven is in the air. Strive to smell the sweetness.

  12. By Timia on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    It’s good to hear Harrison say he is not going to rush back to the field. I know he is anxious to get back out there but better safe than sorry. We will need him more later in the season. I am a little concerned about all the injuries. It seems every week we lose a key player. And losing DeCastro in pre-season was a bummer. We need a healthy O line or else Ben will get hurt again. Praying for the team this season that they stay healthy.

  13. By Rich on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    Troy didn’t pratcice friday by rule with Tomlin he does’nt have them suit up on game day when they don’t.

  14. By Mariann on Sep 16, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Steelers have way too many injuries…last yr was a perfect example. How many times were Harrison and Woodley on the field together? Doesn’t matter how great a player u are, if u can’t play in the game, your of no use to the team. They got rid of Farrior because of the age factor and he was never injured…just saying.

  15. By Rich on Sep 17, 2012 | Reply

    Great win for Steeler Nation with several vets on the sidelide they still took care of business.Black and Gold forever!!

  16. By Jeannie Kozinski on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    When will Troy Polamalu be back in the game?

  17. By Rich on Sep 19, 2012 | Reply

    I think we won’t see James nor Troy going to battle till after the bye week.. Just more time for healing. Steelers will do fine in Oakland without them!!

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