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hawaiiansteel
09-02-2010, 11:52 PM
Leftwich Tears MCL In Steelers Preseason Finale

by Michael Bean on Sep 2, 2010


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about 2 hours ago: PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 02: Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers kneels in the huddle next to a trainer after injuring himself against the Carolina Panthers during the preseason game on September 2 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)


From the Twitter account of the agency that represents Byron Leftiwch:

Our thoughts and concerns are with PPS client Byron Leftwich who tore his MCL this evening. Bad luck for a classy guy.

Sad stuff for Leftwich. But that's life in the brutal NFL. We wish Leftwich a speedy recovery with the hope that he can potentially even return later in the 2010 season. But he'll be shelved for a few months at least I'd imagine.

More soon.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/20 ... ars-mcl-in (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2010/9/2/1666636/bryon-leftwich-tears-mcl-in)

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-03-2010, 12:08 AM
Leftwich Tears MCL In Steelers Preseason Finale

by Michael Bean on Sep 2, 2010


http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/555783/gyi0061476527.jpg

about 2 hours ago: PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 02: Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers kneels in the huddle next to a trainer after injuring himself against the Carolina Panthers during the preseason game on September 2 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)


From the Twitter account of the agency that represents Byron Leftiwch:

Our thoughts and concerns are with PPS client Byron Leftwich who tore his MCL this evening. Bad luck for a classy guy.

Sad stuff for Leftwich. But that's life in the brutal NFL. We wish Leftwich a speedy recovery with the hope that he can potentially even return later in the 2010 season. But he'll be shelved for a few months at least I'd imagine.

More soon.

http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/20 ... ars-mcl-in (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2010/9/2/1666636/bryon-leftwich-tears-mcl-in)

A little skeptical about the original info here. This was posted before the MRI results were available. So how do they know the MCL is torn? I think one can sometimes tell by physical exam, but if Leftwich's AGENT knew, for goodness' sake, surely a whole lot of other people would know too...?

SteelCrazy
09-03-2010, 12:44 AM
Dixon or Batch

hawaiiansteel
09-03-2010, 12:45 AM
Leftwich has MCL damage

Posted by Mike Florio on September 2, 2010 10:25 PM ET


An agency purporting to represent Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich has posted on Twitter that Leftwich suffered a torn MCL on Thursday night in the preseason finale against the Panthers.

The Twitter page assigned to Pro Player Solutions links to a website that makes the entire thing seem legit. But as further proof of the flaws in Mike Wise's logic, we didn't take this one at face value, because it wasn't contained in a report from a tenured member of a respected media company.

Based on the PPS tweet, we have learned via a source with knowledge of the situation that Leftwich has damage to his MCL. The degree of the damage isn't known.

Still, the source added, "Whatever [the degree] is it seems to be serious."

The MCL is a rope-like ligament that, if not completely severed, often can heal with rest. Until the degree of Leftwich's injury is known, the duration of his absence will be uncertain.

Still, with his primary assignment for 2010 covering the next four games (or if Terry Bradshaw gets his wish six), the existence of any MCL damage constitutes bad news for Leftwich.

UPDATE: In a post-game press conference, coach Mike Tomlin said that Leftwich has a knee sprain and that he is undergoing an MRI.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... cl-damage/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/09/02/leftwich-has-mcl-damage/)

sd steel
09-03-2010, 12:47 AM
Dixon or Batch


Dixon will start. They will run a package for him that he won't screw up, and we will have to rely on the defense, special teams, oline and running game to get the job done.

Basically we are getting back to Steeler football....aside from relying on special teams and oline recently.

proudpittsburgher
09-03-2010, 06:36 AM
doesn't matter if it is a tear or a sprain, either way hes out for the time we need him for. And I kind of suspected the coaching staff expected the worst news out of lefty, which explains only leaving dixon out there a series then putting Batch in. They were protecting Dixon, who I assume they want to start in Lefty's absence. Batch, on the other hand, is very fortunate because it doesn't appear he had a spot on the team until this happened.

papillon
09-03-2010, 06:39 AM
Dixon or Batch


Dixon will start. They will run a package for him that he won't screw up, and we will have to rely on the defense, special teams, oline and running game to get the job done.

Basically we are getting back to Steeler football....aside from relying on special teams and oline recently.

:wft

:P

Pappy

proudpittsburgher
09-03-2010, 06:51 AM
Dixon or Batch


Dixon will start. They will run a package for him that he won't screw up, and we will have to rely on the defense, special teams, oline and running game to get the job done.

Basically we are getting back to Steeler football....aside from relying on special teams and oline recently.

:wft

:P



Pappy

Morning pappy. How'd that blue pill treat you? :)

BradshawsHairdresser
09-03-2010, 08:42 AM
Dixon or Batch


Dixon will start. They will run a package for him that he won't screw up, and we will have to rely on the defense, special teams, oline and running game to get the job done.



Dang. I thought the Kordell era was over.

Slapstick
09-03-2010, 08:47 AM
Like the rest of us, you had better hope that this era is like the Kordell of 2001 or 1997...

Steelgal
09-03-2010, 08:52 AM
Dixon or Batch


Dixon will start. They will run a package for him that he won't screw up, and we will have to rely on the defense, special teams, oline and running game to get the job done.

Basically we are getting back to Steeler football....aside from relying on special teams and oline recently.

:wft

:P



Pappy

Morning pappy. How'd that blue pill treat you? :)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

good times in chat room last night

Djfan
09-03-2010, 09:30 AM
Dixon or Batch


Dixon will start. They will run a package for him that he won't screw up, and we will have to rely on the defense, special teams, oline and running game to get the job done.

Basically we are getting back to Steeler football....aside from relying on special teams and oline recently.

:wft

:P



Pappy

Morning pappy. How'd that blue pill treat you? :)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

good times in chat room last night

I'm glad you recovered. I hope the same for FF and Chadman.

feltdizz
09-03-2010, 09:38 AM
Sucks for Lefty... this was our concern all along.

Chadman
09-03-2010, 09:52 AM
Chadman recovered just fine... :D

fordfixer
09-03-2010, 08:46 PM
I'm glad you recovered. I hope the same for FF and Chadman.

I'm fine just a little tired from carrying all the blame for last night :lol: :lol: