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fordfixer
06-30-2010, 12:09 AM
Colon will need 9 to 12 months to recover
By John Harris, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Wednesday, June 30, 2010

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 88239.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_688239.html)

Willie Colon, the Steelers' longest-tenured starter on the offensive line, will miss the 2010 season because of a torn Achilles tendon.

Colon, who is scheduled to have surgery today, started 54 consecutive games at right tackle, including the playoffs. His recovery period is expected to last nine to 12 months, agent Joe Linta said.

Linta spoke extensively with Steelers team physician Dr. James Bradley, who will perform the surgery. Linta predicted that Colon, who suffered the injury while working out Monday at the team's facility, will make a full recovery for 2011.

"It's a classic deal where the Steelers are very positive Willie will be back 100 percent," Linta said Tuesday. "(Bradley) made it very clear that Willie will be fine."

Rookie offensive lineman Chris Scott, who suffered a foot injury while working out last week at the University of Tennessee, also is scheduled to have surgery today, director of football operations Kevin Colbert said in a statement on the team's website.

Colon's injury provides an opportunity for veteran Jonathan Scott (no relation), who was signed as a free agent this offseason.

Scott, who started eight games with the Buffalo Bills in 2009 under new Steelers offensive line coach Sean Kugler, was listed as Colon's backup on the depth chart. He had 14 career starts with Buffalo and Detroit.

"Jonathan started some games at left tackle. He also started some games at right tackle. He had the same history when he was in Detroit," Kugler said in April. "Having the value of being able to play both and be efficient at both gives him a good chance."

It is not known at this time if the Steelers will look at Scott at right or left tackle when training camp opens July 30 at Saint Vincent College.

Another possible option could be mammoth 35-year-old lineman Flozell Adams (6-7, 338), who visited the Steelers yesterday and went through a workout and physical. Adams made the Pro Bowl as a left tackle five times but hasn't played right tackle since his rookie season in 1998.

Adams started 173 of his 177 career games with the Cowboys.

Adams, who was released in April, was due to receive a $2.5 million roster bonus along with a $5 million base salary. He led Dallas offensive linemen with 12 penalties and allowed eight sacks last season. He was injured in the Cowboys playoff game and lost his starting job.

hawaiiansteel
06-30-2010, 02:18 AM
Colon to miss 2010 season

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


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Right tackle Willie Colon will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the 2010 season, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has learned.

The Steelers have said they will wait until after the surgery to make an announcement on Colon's prognosis, but he will be placed on injured reserve and not play this season.

In addition, rookie tackle Chris Scott, the team's fifth-round draft choice, will also have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken foot -- an injury he sustained while working out at the University of Tennessee, his alma mater.

Scott is expected to be out approximately three months, meaning he would miss all of training camp and the preseason.

Colon, who was injured Monday while working out at the team's South Side facility, was examined this morning and it was determined he will need season-ending surgery.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10180/10 ... z0sHlGk7bo

Oviedo
06-30-2010, 08:03 AM
He'll have more than 12 months to get better since there will be a lockout in 2011. He has lost significant leverage for his next contract. Hopefully that benefits the Steelers.

rpmpit
06-30-2010, 08:16 AM
Colon to miss 2010 season

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


http://files.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2010-06-29/0630colon-a.jpg



Right tackle Willie Colon will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the 2010 season, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has learned.

The Steelers have said they will wait until after the surgery to make an announcement on Colon's prognosis, but he will be placed on injured reserve and not play this season.

In addition, rookie tackle Chris Scott, the team's fifth-round draft choice, will also have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken foot -- an injury he sustained while working out at the University of Tennessee, his alma mater.

Scott is expected to be out approximately three months, meaning he would miss all of training camp and the preseason.

Colon, who was injured Monday while working out at the team's South Side facility, was examined this morning and it was determined he will need season-ending surgery.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10180/10 ... z0sHlGk7bo


Doesn't three months out have him missing all of September as well??

phillyesq
06-30-2010, 09:51 AM
Colon to miss 2010 season

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


http://files.pittsburghlive.com/photos/2010-06-29/0630colon-a.jpg



Right tackle Willie Colon will have surgery Wednesday to repair a torn Achilles tendon and will miss the 2010 season, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has learned.

The Steelers have said they will wait until after the surgery to make an announcement on Colon's prognosis, but he will be placed on injured reserve and not play this season.

In addition, rookie tackle Chris Scott, the team's fifth-round draft choice, will also have surgery Wednesday to repair a broken foot -- an injury he sustained while working out at the University of Tennessee, his alma mater.

Scott is expected to be out approximately three months, meaning he would miss all of training camp and the preseason.

Colon, who was injured Monday while working out at the team's South Side facility, was examined this morning and it was determined he will need season-ending surgery.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10180/10 ... z0sHlGk7bo


Doesn't three months out have him missing all of September as well??

It would seem.

I think he would be a candidate for the PUP list, right? I know once somebody participates in training camp they are ineligible for the PUP, but does participation in OTAs similarly disqualify somebody from the PUP.

NW Steeler
06-30-2010, 11:21 AM
If you want to look at the positive side of this, the Steelers will be forced to sign a RT to replace Colon, and expedite the development of the tackles that they already have on the roster. It also means that they likely take a T next year in round one of the draft, if there is a draft. The cards continue to stack up against us for the upcoming season!

skyhawk
07-01-2010, 01:15 AM
If you want to look at the positive side of this, the Steelers will be forced to sign a RT to replace Colon, and expedite the development of the tackles that they already have on the roster. It also means that they likely take a T next year in round one of the draft, if there is a draft. The cards continue to stack up against us for the upcoming season!

I know right! At least the Steelers bars I go to will make more money from me drinking more beer to blur things more if they go really bad.