You didn’t need to be a medical expert to know Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was significantly bothered by an Achilles injury in the playoffs this season.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has sources that confirmed what seemed obvious to the naked eye. Polamalu was bothered and lacked burst because of the injury. He seemed a step slow in the Super Bowl.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that Polamalu won’t require surgery . He is currently rehabbing the injury and receiving treatment in Los Angeles.