Sunday, October 7, 2012
Polamalu reinjures calf against Eagles
By Jamison Hensley
Steelers safety Troy Polamalu lasted one quarter before reinjuring his right calf against the Eagles on Sunday. Pittsburgh announced that his return is questionable.
Polamalu had missed the past two games with a right calf injury and decided to return after full participation in every practice leading up to this game.
He said he injured his right calf the week leading up to the season opener in Denver. The injury was aggravated in the game.
The right calf has been a troublesome injury for Polamalu. It's the same calf he hurt in the playoffs last season. A tender right calf kept him out of practice leading up to the divisional playoff game at Denver.
Leading up to this game, ESPN injury expert Stephania Bell told me that it would be easy for Polamalu to have a setback considering the injury. "Not only do you have the inability to function or push off well, you run the risk of it being a bigger tear and a bigger injury, knocking you out for multiple weeks," she said.
Ryan Mundy, who had started the past two games for Polamalu, has replaced him again.