Steelers Notes: Polamalu Suffers Possible Concussion

By: Chris Gates

PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Steelers safety Troy Polamalu didn’t last long at Kansas City Sunday night in the Steelers 13-9 victory, leaving early in the first quarter with a possible concussion.

Polamalu went head first into Chiefs offensive tackle Steve Maneri, who was an eligible receiver on the play, and remained on the ground for a short time. He eventually got up and walked off under his own power.

After leaving, Polamalu was evaluated and, at first, it appeared he might return to the game as he was standing on the sideline behind defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau with his helmet on. However, it was later announced he suffered a “blow to the head” and he spent the remainder of the game in sweatpants.

You can view the hit here.

Polamalu suffered a “very mild concussion” Oct. 16 against Jacksonville. It did not force him to miss any games.

Most recently, Polamalu has been dealing with sore ribs. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said after the game that Polamalu had concussion-like symptoms. He should give a full update on the injury in his weekly press conference Tuesday, which can be heard live on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN.

Other injury news:

  • Center Maurkice Pouncey started the game for the Steelers but left because of illness. He had a stomach virus and Doug Legursky moved over from guard to center for the rest of the game.
  • Linebacker Chris Carter suffered a hamstring injury and did not return.

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  • swin

    Polamalu uses his body as a human torpedo which, even in the game of football, is all wrong. Older fans will understand when I say that all you have to do is compare his tacking techniques with that of Jack Ham. This guy is another Mike Webster in the making. If you recall, a number of teams passed on drafting him before the Steelers because of his history of concussions in college.

    He really should quit. Actually, he should have quit a long time ago. He almost certainly has suffered permanent brain damage which will be with him for the rest of his life, and will certainly affect the quality of his life.

    All his fans and all those people wearing #43 jerseys should put the human being ahead of football and should encourage him to quit now before he suffers even more damage to his mental abilities.

    • pull my mallo

      i hope they shave that mess he calls hair and give him a lebotomy lmao

  • Buddy

    Here`s my thought, the whole team should quit!!! If you can`t totally rule the chief`s then you should`nt be playing football period!!! Typical steeler BS!! They are soo much better that what they showed, how do you think you can win the big game when you cant slam the chiefs???? The best they diid all night was the fight before the game!! Quit thinking your alll that cause your not!!!

    • local

      Hey BUDDY, you must be a loser Begaaaaal or Brownie fan……

  • Buddy

    LOCAL-That would be a NEGATIVE!! I grew up with the steelers and will be a fan till I die but the things i see from them stink!! They can do much better than they do!!

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  • gman

    So much for all of the talk about how great stiller fans are. If you don`t go 16-0 and win all the games by large margins you must stink. Spoiled brats with no class.

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