Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Ravens-Steelers III: Aaron Smith update
By James Walker
PITTSBURGH -- Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith saw media members begin to swarm his locker following Tuesday's practice. But Smith admitted ahead of time that he didn't have any definitive update on his playing status for Saturday's divisional playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Smith had triceps surgery in late October but was kept on the active roster in the event he could return for the playoffs. The Steelers say his rehab is going well. But a final decision on his return is not expected until the end of the week.
"It's hard to say," Smith said of whether he will play against Baltimore. "We have to get all the information, look at it and evaluate it."
Smith described the injury, surgery and rehab as a long journey. It's been more than two months since Smith last played, but he believes he's close to being back. Smith said Tuesday that he will put his trust in Pittsburgh's medical staff and wait for the green light.