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MadSteel
07-24-2011, 12:05 AM
Harrison might not be at 100 percent when the NFL lockout is lifted, but after two offseason back surgeries he’s finally pain free and getting better every day.

Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, told the Tribune Review recently that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker had the procedures Feb. 21 and March 2. And he’s been workout out with a trainer in Arizona to be ready to participate in training camp.

“He certainly is a lot better than he was last year,” Parise told the Trib’s John Harris. “The only soreness he has is muscular soreness from working out. His legs are no longer numb.”

If that’s the case, then Harrison was among the several Steelers not at full strength during the Super Bowl. He tallied just one tackle and really wasn’t much of a factor during the game. Since Harrison’s game is based on speed and strength, he wouldn’t have much of either with numb legs and back pain.

Harrison began last season with what was described as shoulder discomfort. It was the back, Parise said, that was the main problem throughout the season.

Changes are expected in training camp this year where there are less full-contact practices. This will help Steelers veterans like Harris, who is 33 years old. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gave the team’s veterans, the 30-plus years in age guys, several days off during camp. So, that likely will continue.

And that should help Harrison be fresher for the regular season.

http://www.footballnewsnow.com/2011/ste ... or-season/ (http://www.footballnewsnow.com/2011/steelers-olb-harrison-nearly-100-percent-for-season/)

SanAntonioSteelerFan
07-24-2011, 02:20 PM
Harrison might not be at 100 percent when the NFL lockout is lifted, but after two offseason back surgeries he’s finally pain free and getting better every day.

Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, told the Tribune Review recently that the Pittsburgh Steelers’ outside linebacker had the procedures Feb. 21 and March 2. And he’s been workout out with a trainer in Arizona to be ready to participate in training camp.

“He certainly is a lot better than he was last year,” Parise told the Trib’s John Harris. “The only soreness he has is muscular soreness from working out. His legs are no longer numb.”

If that’s the case, then Harrison was among the several Steelers not at full strength during the Super Bowl. He tallied just one tackle and really wasn’t much of a factor during the game. Since Harrison’s game is based on speed and strength, he wouldn’t have much of either with numb legs and back pain.

Harrison began last season with what was described as shoulder discomfort. It was the back, Parise said, that was the main problem throughout the season.

Changes are expected in training camp this year where there are less full-contact practices. This will help Steelers veterans like Harris, who is 33 years old. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gave the team’s veterans, the 30-plus years in age guys, several days off during camp. So, that likely will continue.

And that should help Harrison be fresher for the regular season.

http://www.footballnewsnow.com/2011/ste ... or-season/ (http://www.footballnewsnow.com/2011/steelers-olb-harrison-nearly-100-percent-for-season/)

:wft - it's not like he had a bad year last year ... his legs were numb??? :shock:

hawaiiansteel
07-24-2011, 08:19 PM
Steelers LB Harrison (back) '80-85 percent'

July 21, 2011

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The player rep for OLB James Harrison indicated the pass rusher is "80-85 percent" recovered from two offseason back surgeries.

The agent suggested that Harrison played at far less than 100 percent late season due to numbness in his legs and pain in his shoulder. Harrison is expected to be ready for "Day One" of camp, but it's still a good bet that he'll be eased into practices. At age 33 coming off two back surgeries, it wouldn't be a surprise if Harrison started the season slowly.

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/43847482/ ... ayer_news/ (http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/43847482/ns/sports-player_news/)