Monday, January 31, 2011

Aaron Smith to get MRI Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive end Aaron Smith's status for the Super Bowl is about to be determined.
According to ESPN, he'll have a magnetic resonance imaging exam performed Wednesday to find out if he can play in the game.
Smith has been sidelined for the majority of the season after tearing his triceps against the Miami Dolphins and undergoing surgery to repair the damage.
The Steelers haven't placed Smith on injured reserve in hope that he might be able to play in this game. He has been limited in practice, but hasn't played since October.
Meanwhile, Steelers rookie Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey has a broken bone and a high-ankle sprain that could keep him out of the Super Bowl. He hasn't been officially ruled out.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said today that the team will be aggressive with Pouncey's treatment. Pouncey is on crutches and not expected to play, and teammate Chris Kemoeatu already ruled him out.

source:  The National Football Post
author:  Aaron Wilson

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