Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Steelers safety Polamalu is likely to miss against Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu remains questionable for this Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and it is very likely that he will miss the game while in need of time to take care of his injured left knee.

It is the second time for this season he injured the left knee, and the first injury caused him to miss the Steelers’ second through fifth games. The five-time Pro Bowl player suffered the second injury during last Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals while tackling running back Cedric Benson. He strained a posterior cruciate ligament, a less serious injury than his first one which was a medial collateral ligament sprain.

But it is still serious enough to keep the safety out of at least one game as the posterior cruciate ligament teams with the anterior cruciate ligament to secure the knee. It is better either for Polamalu or the team to have the safety rest for a week and return in his No. 43 Steelers jersey for the AFC North game against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 29.

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