View Full Version : Redman Will Miss Sunday's Game Vs. Colts With Hip Injury

08-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Isaac Redman will miss the Pittsburgh Steelers' second preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday with a hip injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tests conclude that the issue will not require surgery, and Redman could return to practice early next week.

Analysis: The Steelers' running back situation terribly complicated at the moment. Redman seemed like a potentially solid mid-round pick until his latest injury problems and Friday's news that Rashard Mendenhall would be activated from the physically unable to perform list earlier than expected. Mendenhall is still expected miss Week 1 of the regular season, but after that it's anyone's guess when he may return to the field, making an early investment in Redman a risky one. How carries will be split once both backs are healthy is still unclear. In sum: Wait for further information before tethering your fantasy hopes to Pittsburgh's backfield.


08-19-2012, 02:28 AM
Tests reveal hip injury for Isaac Redman

AUG 17
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

The injury news on running backs continues for the Steelers this afternoon. Tests on Isaac Redman revealed a hip injury that will not require surgery but will prevent him from playing Sunday against the Colts, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Redman could return to practice as early as next week.

This is actually good news because it keeps Redman on track to be the starting running back for the regular-season opener at Denver. Redman caused a minor scare at training camp this week when he talked about a scheduled MRI for a groin injury and then fell to the ground in pain at Wednesday's practice.

The Steelers are going to need a healthy Redman because they aren't expected to have their leading rusher for the past three seasons for the Sept. 9 game at Denver. Rashard Mendenhall has been activated off the Physically Unable to Perform list, but he likely won't play for most of September.

Pittsburgh has been dealing with a thin running back group this week. Jonathan Dwyer, who is expected to start Sunday against the Colts, returned to practice Thursday after missing time with a shoulder injury. The only healthy running backs on the roster are Baron Batch and Chris Rainey.