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fordfixer
11-18-2010, 02:48 AM
Keisel slowly working his way back
November 17th, 2010
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There probably isn’t a more frustrating injury in sports than a hamstring one as Brett Keisel can attest.

The starting defensive end thought he had gotten past the pulled hamstring he sustained early in an Oct. 17 game against the Browns, and he was all set to play in a recent Monday night game at Cincinnati.

“I felt good in warm-ups. I felt good during my (pre-game) routine and then I went out there and it was just (hurt) right away,” Keisel said. “It’s just one of those things that you don’t understand sometimes, but you just have to continue to work and rest and work your way back.”

Keisel took a positive step in working his way back Wednesday.

The ninth-year veteran participated in individual drills during practice and later did some running while the Steelers conducted team drills.

Keisel said it is “too early to tell” whether he will he healthy enough to play Sunday against the Raiders.

But he knows as well as anyone that you can’t rush back from a bad hamstring given how easy it is to aggravate the injury with the quick bursts that are required in football.

Keisel, who dealt with a hamstring injury earlier in his career, said, “I kind of know how to work myself back into it and should have listened to myself more (during the recovery process).

“We’ve been emphasizing this time getting the strength back, trying to do all of the motions you would do out on the field before you actually have to do it. Hopefully I’ll be back soon.”

LordVile
11-18-2010, 04:42 AM
take ur time big boy.. don't want u to re-injure it like Polamalu did last year. :o

hawaiiansteel
11-18-2010, 02:47 PM
take ur time big boy.. don't want u to re-injure it like Polamalu did last year. :o


just read somewhere that Keisel will most likely miss the Raiders game which is the smart thing to do. we can win the Raiders game without him but we'll need Keisel for the long haul...

feltdizz
11-18-2010, 02:55 PM
boo.... I like Keisel but, boo.... the guy joked all preseason about the media doubting the DL because of their age and then they go out and show their age.

I like these old guys and appreciate what they have done but I can't wait for our team to get young and healthy.

LordVile
11-18-2010, 03:44 PM
yeah, he SHOULD sit-out the Raider game. I don't feel confident that he is healed.

Oviedo
11-18-2010, 05:03 PM
boo.... I like Keisel but, boo.... the guy joked all preseason about the media doubting the DL because of their age and then they go out and show their age.

I like these old guys and appreciate what they have done but I can't wait for our team to get young and healthy.

Age, wear and tear are the #1 reasons injuries take longer to heal. Time to get some youth on the DL and do it fast.

There is a real challenge in this off season getting better and younger players on both the DL and the OL. Probably a mission impossible in one year.

fordfixer
11-19-2010, 02:19 AM
Keisel won't rush return to Steelers' starting lineup
By John Harris, PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
Friday, November 19, 2010
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 10031.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_710031.html)

• Defensive end Brett Keisel, who reinjured his hamstring against Cincinnati, was limited in practice for the second consecutive day Thursday.

Keisel, who has missed three games and sat out most of the Cinncinnati game, said he will proceed with more caution this time.

"I really need to listen to my body," Keisel said. "Last time, when I thought I felt great because I didn't have pain after a workout, I still didn't feel like I was 100 percent. I think we're going to wait until I really feel like I'm 100 percent, where I can do football movements in practice just as much as you would need to do in a game.''

Nick Eason, Keisel's replacement, missed his second consecutive day of practice because of illiness.

• Safety Troy Polamalu is following the same strategy that was utilized by tight end Heath Miller last week. Miller, who sat out the first two days of practice because of fluid on his knee, returned to practice last Friday and played against New England. Polamalu, who suffered an Achilles injury against the Patriots, may do the same thing after missing the last two days of practice. "That's the plan, so far,'' said Polamalu, who missed 11 games last season with a knee injury.

• Wide receiver Hines Ward didn't play after suffering a concussion in the first quarter against New England. He was cleared to practice and has been vocal about bouncing back strong in Sunday's game against Oakland at Heinz Field. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Ward has taken charge this week. "I've been here seven years, and that's the best two practices Hines has had in five of them because he hasn't practiced on Wednesday in a long time,'' Arians said. "He wanted to prove to everybody that he was healthy. He had two great practices and showed a lot of the younger guys how to do it."

• Linebacker Lawrence Timmons (hip), guard Chris Kemoeatu (ankle) and cornerback Crezdon Butler (quadriceps), who were all limited Wednesday, were full participants at yesterday's practice. Safety Will Allen remains sidelined after suffering a concussion against Cincinnati. Allen was expected to play against New England but experienced headaches the morning before the game and hasn't returned to the practice field this week.

• Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (ankle), tight end Zach Miller (arch) and defensive tackle John Henderson (right foot) were limited at practice yesterday but are on track to play Sunday, coach Tom Cable said. Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring) was also limited, his status remains up in the air.