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skyhawk
05-02-2010, 12:53 PM
From the Steelers facebook page:

In the last of five minicamp practices, Limas Sweed injured his Achilles. Coach Mike Tomlin said Sweed's status will be determined by an examination, but a torn Achilles tendon is an injury that can require up to 12 months of rehabilitation.

:HeadBanger

feltdizz
05-02-2010, 01:09 PM
He is done as a Steeler. Just not meant not to be...

skyhawk
05-02-2010, 01:16 PM
He is done as a Steeler. Just not meant not to be...

True. Could there be some good news this offseason for a change? :)

The Man of Steel
05-02-2010, 01:27 PM
Limas Sweed is a malingerer.

The Man of Steel
05-02-2010, 01:27 PM
:tt2

skyhawk
05-02-2010, 01:31 PM
Limas Sweed is a malingerer.

At least he made a few big bucks!!

Snatch98
05-02-2010, 01:32 PM
Let's just hope it's not a tear and just inflamed or something.

MaxAMillion
05-02-2010, 01:36 PM
I was really hoping he would turn it around. The Steelers only seem to have bad luck at the moment.

aggiebones
05-02-2010, 01:47 PM
He just got another free year of paychecks. I injured my achilles (not torn). Its taken almost a year and it still hurts when I play even softball. Pretty lame injury to have. So I wish his recovery well. I wish I made that much money to sit in a tub and attempt recovery.

Shoe
05-02-2010, 02:12 PM
Them inserting that last little tidbit about torn achilles' isn't encouraging. I did not have high hopes for him, but I do wish/hope the guy gets a good crack at it this training camp. Hopefully it's not torn.

DukieBoy
05-02-2010, 02:20 PM
Condolences to Limas, hope it is not serious still. Really want to see him make it, for the Steelers and for himself.

BURGH86STEEL
05-02-2010, 02:44 PM
Unfortunate that it happened. I hoped that he would become a good player for us.

At least the Steelers can look at some other options at WR before the season starts. They might bring Galloway back.

SteelHoss
05-02-2010, 02:50 PM
Unfortunate that it happened. I hoped that he would become a good player for us.

At least the Steelers can look at some other options at WR before the season starts. They might bring Galloway back.

Galloway has already signed with somebody. I can't remember who at the moment.
Tuff break for Limas. I was really rooting for him to turn it around. Bummer!

SidSmythe
05-02-2010, 03:00 PM
Galloway signed w the Deadskins.

Why would anyone wish Sweed to be out for the season. I'm willing to see him at least make an effort. I'd rather see his career end b/c he was a flat out bust than b/c of an injury.

hawaiiansteel
05-02-2010, 03:15 PM
drafting two WRs this year is starting to look like a smart move...



Steelers wide receiver may have serious tendon injury

Sunday, May 02, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


The bad luck continued today for Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed, who left the final minicamp practice with what appears to be a serious Achilles tendon injury, coach Mike Tomlin revealed.

Sweed, the team's second-round draft pick in 2008, was mounting a comeback from some emotional issues that caused the Steelers to place him on injured reserve for the final two games of last season.

If the tendon is ruptured, it likely would mean that Sweed could not play in 2010.


Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10122/10 ... z0mnhYlEoA (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10122/1055067-100.stm#ixzz0mnhYlEoA)

Ozey74
05-02-2010, 03:30 PM
The news lately about him getting past whatever his issue(s) were gave me hope that this year he could finally put it all together. I feel bad that we wont have that opportunity anymore.

The Man of Steel
05-02-2010, 03:50 PM
Here's Limas the Malingerer in his finest moment.

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo302/TheRockPics/Sweed.jpg

WoodleyofTroy
05-02-2010, 03:56 PM
The Steelers can still put him on IR and keep him on the team, while allowing for a guy like Antonio Brown to come out of nowhere and make it.

hawaiiansteel
05-02-2010, 03:57 PM
Here's Limas the Malingerer in his finest moment.

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo302/TheRockPics/Sweed.jpg



looks like Limas has dropped his comeback bid...

feltdizz
05-02-2010, 03:58 PM
Galloway signed w the Deadskins.

Why would anyone wish Sweed to be out for the season. I'm willing to see him at least make an effort. I'd rather see his career end b/c he was a flat out bust than b/c of an injury.

I wasn't wishing him out... but an Achilles is probably the worst injury a WR could have...

I will admit, I had zero faith in him turning it around as a Steeler due to those horrible drops. I wish him the best and think a new team may be his only hope.

The kid made a nice amount of money though...

ramblinjim
05-02-2010, 04:24 PM
Eh, if it's torn, put him on IR; let him rehab it with the guys this year in the locker room and try again in 2011.

I sure would like to see a headline "Steelers catch a break this off season" but so far that one hasn't appeared.

feltdizz
05-02-2010, 04:39 PM
Eh, if it's torn, put him on IR; let him rehab it with the guys this year in the locker room and try again in 2011.

I sure would like to see a headline "Steelers catch a break this off season" but so far that one hasn't appeared.


if there is a lockout he may retire. Dude can't win... it's not meant to be.

hawaiiansteel
05-02-2010, 05:15 PM
Sweed injures Achilles in final workout

By Bob Labriola – Steelers Digest
5-2-2010


It was a minicamp. A minicamp in May, no less, which means that the Steelers still are a couple of months away from a training camp that starts about six weeks before the first game that will count in the standings.

At this stage of a “season,” any news to come out of a padless practice tends to be bad, and so it was for the Steelers on Sunday, May 2, the final day of their weekend minicamp.

Limas Sweed injured an Achilles in what was the lightest of the five on-field workouts conducted over the three days. Coach Mike Tomlin said Sweed will be examined and his status will be determined over the next couple of days, but Achilles injuries can be serious.

Sweed, a second-round pick in 2008, missed the final three games last season and was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list by the Steelers on Dec. 22. He had returned to the team for the start of the offseason program and had participated in all of minicamp leading up to his injury.

“I don’t know where Limas stands at this point, because he just suffered what appears to be an Achilles injury,” said Tomlin in meeting with the media after the final minicamp practice. “Of course, I will have more information in regards to that, probably as early as (Monday). That probably takes precedence as we sit here today.”

Outside of that, Tomlin had little interest in making any pronouncements following a minicamp in May.

“A good weekend for us (because) we got a lot of teaching done,” said Tomlin. “Able to see some guys move around, and starting the process of preparing ourselves for the 2010 season. It’s just the beginning, kind of a barometer of where those guys are from a football understanding standpoint, from a football conditioning standpoint. And we can spend the next two weeks making the necessary adjustments both from a conditioning standpoint and a football standpoint to be prepared for the month of OTAs that follow. Three-a-week of course, starting the week of May 18, so we’re excited about that. Guys got a little barometer of where they are, a little direction in terms of where they need to go here in the short term, and that’s exciting.”

With Ben Roethlisberger absent from minicamp as part of the terms of the suspension levied by Commissioner Roger Goodell, the quarterbacks taking part were Byron Leftwich, Dennis Dixon and Charlie Batch. Leftwich was getting his first on-field work with the team since being re-acquired in a pre-draft trade with Tampa Bay.

“Byron is a sharp guy,” said Tomlin. “He has reacquainted himself to our environment rather quickly, interacting with teammates, understanding the offensive concepts, being able to communicate those things. He’s doing a nice job, as are the other guys. We got a long process here for the rest of the offseason. We’re looking forward to watching those guys work and find rhythm with receivers and so forth, and just continuing to grow.”

That is the order in which they practiced – Leftwich, Dixon, Batch – but Tomlin said there was no significance to it, and no urgency in establishing an order that is.

“I wanted to give him as many opportunities to reacquaint him to this environment, with some of the people that he works with in that group and so forth,” said Tomlin. “The other guys will be given opportunities, no question.

“There will be a time (to decide on the quarterbacks), but it won’t be a time in the near future. There’s no need for it to be. The purpose of the offseason is to instruct. Organized team activity days are just that. They’re for teaching. I’m less concerned about evaluation. Some of the evaluation oriented things of course can’t take place in shorts. So it’s on my radar, but not very high on the to-do list at this point. More importantly than anything else, we just want the guys here working, communicating and getting better. Again, it’s on my radar, but it’s not a priority right now. It will be addressed at some point.”

Of Roethlisberger, Tomlin said he continues to stay in touch with him, but that any timetable for his return to the team will be determined by Goodell.

A priority of this minicamp for Tomlin was to see how the rookies assimilated themselves during their first taste of professional football. In that way, Tomlin was able to establish a base-line for the new guys, which will give the coaches a starting point with each of them.

“I wanted to see how they respond to failure,” said Tomlin. “When they mess something up, how do they take the instruction? Do they carry it over to the next play? Does it snowball? Are they able to put it behind them? It’s a little window into how they would potentially ride the roller-coaster that comes with being a player in this league. That’s all I was really looking for from those guys. I was pretty sure they were going to make mistakes because I’ve been in enough of these camps and they confirmed that. And I was able to look and see how they responded to the corrections, criticisms and instructions. And really that’s all that you’re looking for in terms of the young guys.”

STEELERS NOTES: Of the hamstring injury that kept Hines Ward out of all but the first practice, Tomlin said, “Hines had a hamstring injury, but he is elderly. He’ll be fine.”

http://www.steelers.com/news/article...a-e81da18da355

RuthlessBurgher
05-02-2010, 07:32 PM
Looks like our 6 WR's (if we keep 6) will be: Ward, Wallace, Randle El, Battle, Sanders, and Brown. Sweed likely on I.R. (if the injury is serious) and will try again in 2011.

hawaiiansteel
05-02-2010, 07:49 PM
Eh, if it's torn, put him on IR; let him rehab it with the guys this year in the locker room and try again in 2011.

I sure would like to see a headline "Steelers catch a break this off season" but so far that one hasn't appeared.


if there is a lockout he may retire. Dude can't win... it's not meant to be.



yeah, Limas couldn't catch a break...or a pass.

Flasteel
05-02-2010, 07:54 PM
Looks like our 6 WR's (if we keep 6) will be: Ward, Wallace, Randle El, Battle, Sanders, and Brown. Sweed likely on I.R. (if the injury is serious) and will try again in 2011.

Absolutely. If it is serious, then you put him on IR and he's back in the same spot next year...you and Jim are the only other ones who seem to see it that way (at least in this thread). Those of you who say he's finished as a Steeler or it just wasn't meant to be are being overly pessimistic in my opinion.

hawaiiansteel
05-02-2010, 08:02 PM
Looks like our 6 WR's (if we keep 6) will be: Ward, Wallace, Randle El, Battle, Sanders, and Brown. Sweed likely on I.R. (if the injury is serious) and will try again in 2011.

Absolutely. If it is serious, then you put him on IR and he's back in the same spot next year...you and Jim are the only other ones who seem to see it that way (at least in this thread). Those of you who say he's finished as a Steeler or it just wasn't meant to be are being overly pessimistic in my opinion.



doesn't Sweed's rookie contract expire at the end of this season?

DukieBoy
05-02-2010, 08:21 PM
Looks like our 6 WR's (if we keep 6) will be: Ward, Wallace, Randle El, Battle, Sanders, and Brown. Sweed likely on I.R. (if the injury is serious) and will try again in 2011.

Absolutely. If it is serious, then you put him on IR and he's back in the same spot next year...you and Jim are the only other ones who seem to see it that way (at least in this thread). Those of you who say he's finished as a Steeler or it just wasn't meant to be are being overly pessimistic in my opinion.

:Agree :Agree :Agree Hope Limas recovers and comes back strong.

birtikidis
05-02-2010, 08:56 PM
Well if it is serious, the deck is seriously stacked against him. But I always tell my players "adversity doesn't create character, it reveals it" let's see what kind of character this kid has. hopefully it isn't serious...

Flasteel
05-02-2010, 09:33 PM
Looks like our 6 WR's (if we keep 6) will be: Ward, Wallace, Randle El, Battle, Sanders, and Brown. Sweed likely on I.R. (if the injury is serious) and will try again in 2011.

Absolutely. If it is serious, then you put him on IR and he's back in the same spot next year...you and Jim are the only other ones who seem to see it that way (at least in this thread). Those of you who say he's finished as a Steeler or it just wasn't meant to be are being overly pessimistic in my opinion.



doesn't Sweed's rookie contract expire at the end of this season?

I was wondering the same thing and thought it expired after the following season. Either way, we won't have to break the bank if the team does decide to sign him to another contract. I hate looking at it like that because from all accounts, he's a humble, hard-working guy, but it's something to consider.

I just really hope that the thing didn't pop and he's able to compete in camp this year.

plainnasty
05-02-2010, 09:43 PM
So much for Limas' "new start" with the switch to #80.

Notleadpoisoned
05-03-2010, 08:04 AM
Here's Limas the Malingerer in his finest moment.

http://i386.photobucket.com/albums/oo302/TheRockPics/Sweed.jpg

I can see how that phony injury he tried to pull off in the AFC Championship Game could lead one to be a bit skeptical about the legitimacy of future injuries.

Oviedo
05-03-2010, 08:41 AM
Biggest loser here is Mike Wallace. He needed Sweed to step up this season to take some of the coverage pressure off of him. Now he is going to be blanketed with double teams and all we have left is a bunch of aging slot receivers and unproven rookies.

The passing offense will take a major step backwards this season unless our QBs and Offensive Coord really embrace throwing the ball to RBs and TEs.

ramblinjim
05-03-2010, 08:57 AM
Biggest loser here is Mike Wallace. He needed Sweed to step up this season to take some of the coverage pressure off of him. Now he is going to be blanketed with double teams and all we have left is a bunch of aging slot receivers and unproven rookies.

The passing offense will take a major step backwards this season unless our QBs and Offensive Coord really embrace throwing the ball to RBs and TEs.


I hadn't thought of this but it is a good point Ovie.

phillyesq
05-03-2010, 09:04 AM
I feel bad for Sweed, and wish him the best in his recovery.

SteelerNation1
05-03-2010, 09:48 AM
Biggest loser here is Mike Wallace. He needed Sweed to step up this season to take some of the coverage pressure off of him. Now he is going to be blanketed with double teams and all we have left is a bunch of aging slot receivers and unproven rookies.

The passing offense will take a major step backwards this season unless our QBs and Offensive Coord really embrace throwing the ball to RBs and TEs.
Heath needs to have a Dallas Clark type season this yr for the offense to be at the same level it was in 09.

ramblinjim
05-03-2010, 10:30 AM
Or we pound the ball! :tt2

RuthlessBurgher
05-03-2010, 10:58 AM
Looks like our 6 WR's (if we keep 6) will be: Ward, Wallace, Randle El, Battle, Sanders, and Brown. Sweed likely on I.R. (if the injury is serious) and will try again in 2011.

Absolutely. If it is serious, then you put him on IR and he's back in the same spot next year...you and Jim are the only other ones who seem to see it that way (at least in this thread). Those of you who say he's finished as a Steeler or it just wasn't meant to be are being overly pessimistic in my opinion.



doesn't Sweed's rookie contract expire at the end of this season?

I was wondering the same thing and thought it expired after the following season. Either way, we won't have to break the bank if the team does decide to sign him to another contract. I hate looking at it like that because from all accounts, he's a humble, hard-working guy, but it's something to consider.

I just really hope that the thing didn't pop and he's able to compete in camp this year.

He's signed through next season as well.


7/25/2008: Signed a four-year, $3.265 million contract. The deal included a $1.56 million signing bonus. 2009: $385,000, 2010: $470,000, 2011: $555,000, 2012: Free Agent

cruzer8
05-03-2010, 12:02 PM
Has there been any status update yet?

ANPSTEEL
05-03-2010, 01:15 PM
Biggest loser here is Mike Wallace. He needed Sweed to step up this season to take some of the coverage pressure off of him. Now he is going to be blanketed with double teams and all we have left is a bunch of aging slot receivers and unproven rookies.

The passing offense will take a major step backwards this season unless our QBs and Offensive Coord really embrace throwing the ball to RBs and TEs.

I said the same thing in another thread.

I am hopeful, that like Holmes- who really is not a true "outside" receiver-

they can use Sanders in slants and deep crossing patterns to draw a safety off of Wallace.

Oviedo
05-03-2010, 01:39 PM
Biggest loser here is Mike Wallace. He needed Sweed to step up this season to take some of the coverage pressure off of him. Now he is going to be blanketed with double teams and all we have left is a bunch of aging slot receivers and unproven rookies.

The passing offense will take a major step backwards this season unless our QBs and Offensive Coord really embrace throwing the ball to RBs and TEs.

I said the same thing in another thread.

I am hopeful, that like Holmes- who really is not a true "outside" receiver-

they can use Sanders in slants and deep crossing patterns to draw a safety off of Wallace.

The dilemma is that the two rookies we drafted are probably the only WRs other than Wallace who have the ability to stretch the field. Let's hope one can replcate the rookie season that Wallace had but that will be a very unlikely possibility.

SS Laser
05-03-2010, 02:24 PM
I like both of the rookie WR's. I read that at least one or both are good at coming back for the ball like Hines. Tone was good at this also. Which you have to do with Ben back there running around.

ANPSTEEL
05-03-2010, 02:37 PM
Biggest loser here is Mike Wallace. He needed Sweed to step up this season to take some of the coverage pressure off of him. Now he is going to be blanketed with double teams and all we have left is a bunch of aging slot receivers and unproven rookies.

The passing offense will take a major step backwards this season unless our QBs and Offensive Coord really embrace throwing the ball to RBs and TEs.

I said the same thing in another thread.

I am hopeful, that like Holmes- who really is not a true "outside" receiver-

they can use Sanders in slants and deep crossing patterns to draw a safety off of Wallace.

The dilemma is that the two rookies we drafted are probably the only WRs other than Wallace who have the ability to stretch the field. Let's hope one can replcate the rookie season that Wallace had but that will be a very unlikely possibility.

yeah, fingers crossed

- for Sweed's injury not being serious & Sweed living up to expectations
- the rookies coming in and making an impact
- they can find someone on the street to be an outside presence, should Sweed be out. (bummer the redskins signed galloway)

hawaiiansteel
05-03-2010, 04:04 PM
the latest on Sweed is that they operated on him today...no prognosis announced yet.

PSU_dropout43
05-03-2010, 04:27 PM
I feel bad for Sweed, and wish him the best in his recovery.

ditto.

ANPSTEEL
05-03-2010, 04:31 PM
the latest on Sweed is that they operated on him today...no prognosis announced yet.

rhut roh

surgery = not good.

hawaiiansteel
05-03-2010, 04:41 PM
the latest on Sweed is that they operated on him today...no prognosis announced yet.

rhut roh

surgery = not good.


no, not good at all. Sweed most likely ends up on IR.

isonator07
05-03-2010, 05:01 PM
http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... es-tendon/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/05/03/limas-sweed-has-surgery-for-torn-achilles-tendon/)

calmkiller
05-03-2010, 09:22 PM
So we almost traded Sweed for Lefty straight up? That wouldn't have been horrible.

RuthlessBurgher
05-04-2010, 02:14 PM
the latest on Sweed is that they operated on him today...no prognosis announced yet.

rhut roh

surgery = not good.


no, not good at all. Sweed most likely ends up on IR.

Probably. But for now, they can place him on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He'll miss all the OTA's, minicamps, training camp, and pre-season. Around the time Ben is due back, they could make a decision about whether or not Sweed has healed enough to possibly contribute this season, or if they should move him from the PUP list to I.R. in October, officially ending his season.