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hawaiiansteel
08-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Steelgal was the first to report this sad news under her "Camp Updates" thread and I don't mean to steal her thunder but I thought this needed its own thread.

let's hope this is only a knee sprain after the results of the MRI are known but numerous sources have said it doesn't look good.


Steelers | Baron Batch carted off field

Wed, 10 Aug 2011

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Baron Batch (knee) was carted off the field during practice Wednesday, Aug. 10, after injuring his left knee. He was not able to put any weight on his knee after the injury.

Read more: http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl#ixzz1UfIfSY9L


ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
I hope the look on Batch's face doesn't mean what I think it does.
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ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
This doesn't look good. Polamalu gives him sympathetic pat on shoulder pads b4 Batch carted off field.

ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
Trainers working on both leg; Ben standing over him too. Its his left knee and Batch can't put any pressure on it.

ScottBrown_Trib Scott Brown
Uh oh. Baron Batch pulls up after run and waves over trainer

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Mark Kaboly
MarkKaboly_Trib Mark Kaboly
Mendenhall and troy race over to give him tap on shoulder. Just drove by me. Look on his face was of absolute horror
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Mark Kaboly
MarkKaboly_Trib Mark Kaboly
It is left knee. Getting carted off. No contact involved. Just broke off long run and came up lame
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Mark Kaboly
MarkKaboly_Trib Mark Kaboly
Uh oh baron batch hurt. Looks bad. Its a knee
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SteelCrazy
08-10-2011, 07:25 PM
This sucks because he may have been Mendy's relief....It sounded if he was ready to rip up the NFL from a camp stand point, but now he'll probably miss significant time if not the whole season.

DukieBoy
08-10-2011, 08:13 PM
My first thought was "that damned turf" they are practicing on ....
Admittedly, I don't really know, but it seems to me there have been more than a couple injuries while they've been practicing on that turf since all the rain hit Latrobe.

hawaiiansteel
08-10-2011, 08:29 PM
Baron Batch Suffers Knee Injury

By: Mike Vukovcan
August 10, 2011

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(Credit: Ian Smith/KDKA)

Pittsburgh (KDKA)- Steelers rookie running back Baron Batch has been the talk of camp but today heís being talked about for the wrong reason.

At the end of practice today, Batch had to be carted off the field with what looked like a serious injury to his left knee.

The injury happened at the end of a long 40-yard run, Batchís knee just gave out.

Just yesterday, Pat Kirwan from NFL.com called Batch one of the most impressive players in Steelers camp.

This is a tough break for Batch because he was impressing coaches and had a real shot of earning a spot on the 53-man roster.

Head coach Mike Tomlin isnít speaking today after practice so it might be tough to get an official update on Batchís condition.

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/08/ ... ee-injury/ (http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/08/10/baron-batch-suffers-knee-injury/)

DukieBoy
08-10-2011, 08:40 PM
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsbu ... 50966.html (http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_750966.html)

Steelers rookie RB Batch injured in practice

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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Steelers rookie running back Baron Batch sustained what appears to be a serious knee injury today near the end of practice.

The injury was a non-contact one, and it happened on the turf field the Steelers have been relegated to this week because the regular fields are too wet to practice on. A popping sound could be heard as Batch pulled up liming at the end of a run, and he immediately waved over the Steelers' trainers.

He could not stand on his left leg, and he was carted off the field after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and strong safety Troy Polamalu offered encouragement to the seventh-round draft pick.

"Field turf, that's why we don't want it at Heinz Field," Roethlisberger said. "It's a dangerous thing. From where we were standing it didn't look like anybody hit him."
Coach Mike Tomlin was not available after practice because he held a news conference this morning.

The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Batch has been one of the stars at training camp, standing out in blocking drills and making decisive cuts when running the ball. Batch's final run today, Roethlisberger said, was typical of the ones he has made during camp.

"He was real, real patient and a very small crease opened up and he got through it quick," Roethlisberger said. "You never like to see anybody go down."



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Chadman
08-10-2011, 10:45 PM
Terrible luck- sounded like he was a good thing to make the roster.

The battle to be the #4 RB just got interesting between Dwyer & Clay. If neither are good enough, there are still some interesting names out there- Kevin Smith, Clinton Portis, Laurence Maroney, James Davis, Correll Buckholter, Mike Bell.......Willie Parker....Tiki Barber....

DrCalculus
08-10-2011, 11:29 PM
Terrible luck- sounded like he was a good thing to make the roster.

The battle to be the #4 RB just got interesting between Dwyer & Clay. If neither are good enough, there are still some interesting names out there- Kevin Smith, Clinton Portis, Laurence Maroney, James Davis, Correll Buckholter, Mike Bell.......Willie Parker....Tiki Barber....


I saw that Bell signed with the Lions. They also signed Jerome Harrison.

hawaiiansteel
08-11-2011, 02:18 AM
The battle to be the #4 RB just got interesting between Dwyer & Clay.


I think you've hit the nail on the head.

Mewelde Moore will reclaim his job as the 3rd down back while Dwyer and Clay will battle it out for the #4 RB job with the loser either going on the practice squad or getting cut.


"This certainly opens the door last yearís sixth-round pick, Jonathan Dwyer, to make the roster, and could also give undrafted free agent John Clay a longer look in camp, and thatís assuming the Steelers donít bring in another running back off the waiver wire or in free agency."

http://www.steelerslounge.com/2011/08/b ... #more-5979 (http://www.steelerslounge.com/2011/08/baron-batch-season-torn-acl/#more-5979)

steelblood
08-11-2011, 07:54 AM
They will bring in another RB now. They will keep 4 and one on the PS. They will need at least 6 legit candidates in camp. It could be a vet or another UDFA.

SteelCrazy
08-11-2011, 07:55 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Baron Batch tore his anterior cruciate ligament and is out for the season, he announced on his official blog. "Friday I was supposed to play my first NFL game," Batch wrote. "That wonít happen. Today I tore my ACL. Iím not sure why Iím writing about this right now except for the fact that God put it on my heart to do so. I probably should be devastated at the fact I wont play my rookie season butÖ Iím not. After my season ending injury my freshman year of college I promised myself that I would never ask God ďwhy?Ē again and Iím not about to start now. "Itís during the tough times that we are able to grow. Iím excited to hit another growth spurt. Iíve never been so close to something and then have it pulled away. I felt like my NFL career was within grasp, I could feel it on my fingertips only to have it pulled away and postponed. As I was being carted off the field today I could clearly hear my mothers voice whispering, ďHave faith son, have faith.Ē The 5-foot-10, 207-pound former Texas Tech player rushed for 2,501 career yards, including 816 yards as a senior.

http://illinois.scout.com/a.z?s=169&p=9 ... 4963&fhn=1 (http://illinois.scout.com/a.z?s=169&p=9&c=2&cid=1094470&nid=5524963&fhn=1)

Steelers>NFL
08-11-2011, 08:15 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Baron Batch tore his anterior cruciate ligament and is out for the season, he announced on his official blog. "Friday I was supposed to play my first NFL game," Batch wrote. "That wonít happen. Today I tore my ACL. Iím not sure why Iím writing about this right now except for the fact that God put it on my heart to do so. I probably should be devastated at the fact I wont play my rookie season butÖ Iím not. After my season ending injury my freshman year of college I promised myself that I would never ask God ďwhy?Ē again and Iím not about to start now. "Itís during the tough times that we are able to grow. Iím excited to hit another growth spurt. Iíve never been so close to something and then have it pulled away. I felt like my NFL career was within grasp, I could feel it on my fingertips only to have it pulled away and postponed. As I was being carted off the field today I could clearly hear my mothers voice whispering, ďHave faith son, have faith.Ē The 5-foot-10, 207-pound former Texas Tech player rushed for 2,501 career yards, including 816 yards as a senior.

http://illinois.scout.com/a.z?s=169&p=9 ... 4963&fhn=1 (http://illinois.scout.com/a.z?s=169&p=9&c=2&cid=1094470&nid=5524963&fhn=1)

Sounds like a very humble and GREAT kid! He will bounce back. His attitude says he will...

Chadman
08-11-2011, 08:49 AM
Can anyone say Tiki?

RuthlessBurgher
08-11-2011, 10:22 AM
Terrible luck- sounded like he was a good thing to make the roster.

The battle to be the #4 RB just got interesting between Dwyer & Clay. If neither are good enough, there are still some interesting names out there- Kevin Smith, Clinton Portis, Laurence Maroney, James Davis, Correll Buckholter, Mike Bell.......Willie Parker....Tiki Barber....


I saw that Bell signed with the Lions. They also signed Jerome Harrison.

I would have liked Jerome Harrison. Detroit signed both of them (who were traded for each other in a rare in-season player-for-player swap at the same position last year, interestingly enough) went they lost rookie RB Mikel LeShoure to a torn Achilles (I.R.).

BradshawsHairdresser
08-11-2011, 03:37 PM
Can anyone say Tiki?

Why would we want to?

Sugar
08-11-2011, 03:51 PM
Major bummer!!!

His writing about the whole thing was impressive, IMO. He's very mature and I really hope that the Steelers will get to work with him someday soon even if this season is over for him.

phillyesq
08-11-2011, 03:58 PM
Can anyone say Tiki?

Yes. As part of the sentene "Tiki Barber is not the running back that you are looking for." :lol:

RuthlessBurgher
08-11-2011, 06:44 PM
Can anyone say Tiki?

Yes. As part of the sentene "Tiki Barber is not the running back that you are looking for." :lol:

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