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Hoke has no regrets as he retires

* Chris Hoke Retirement Photo Gallery Chris Hoke always played with emotion and it came as no surprise as he talked about his retirement from the Steelers after 11 seasons that he got emotional at ...

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Casey Hampton To Have Surgery

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton will have surgery on his left anterior cruciate ligament.

Hampton suffered the injury in Pittsburgh’s playoff loss at Denver. Originally it appeared Hampton would not need surgery, but the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Thursday afternoon that an operation is needed on his ACL.

This news comes just one day after fellow veteran nose tackle Chris Hoke announced his retirement after 11 years with the Steelers organization.

The surgery is Hampton’s second on his left knee and it could hamper his chances of returning to Pittsburgh next season. The front office has major decisions to make to get under the salary cap for 2012, and Hampton’s $ 4.89 million area big hit in that department.

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Steelers NT Casey Hampton To Undergo ACL Surgery

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Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Hampton suffered the injury in the Steelers’ 29-23 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos. The 34-year-old nose tackle has undergone two previous surgeries to repair a torn ACL and Friday’s procedure will be the second on that knee.

During his 11-year career, all with the Steelers, the 6-foot-1, 325-pound Hampton has 347 tackles and nine quarterbacks, earning two Super Bowl rings and five trips to the Pro Bowl. Hampton is entering the final year of his most recent contract, which calls for a $ 4.89 million base salary and $ 1 million workout bonus.

Releasing Hampton would clear $ 5.89 million in salary cap space for the Steelers, who are over $ 20 million over the cap for 2012.

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