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James Harrison thinks he’ll be ready for opening night

Steelers' Harrison celebrates with Worilds after sacking Ravens' Flacco in the second quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh Reuters

Steelers linebacker James Harrison hasn’t practiced at all this summer because of a knee injury that required arthroscopic surgery last week, but he doesn’t think that will present much of a problem when it comes to playing against the Broncos in Week One.

Harrison said that he will be working every day in order to test the fitness of his knee in hopes of getting on the practice field before the start of the regular season. Even if he’s only able to practice for a couple of days, though, Harrison believes he’ll be ready to play on Sept. 9.

“I might need a little prep, we got a couple of new things, but other than that I think I’ll be all right,” Harrison said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “You’ve got to get back in timing with the other guys and everything else, and a few days of practice would help.”

Because Harrison hasn’t practiced, the Steelers could still leave him on the physically-unable-to-perform list before the start of the regular season. They had the same option available with running back Rashard Mendenhall, but chose to activate him from the PUP list even though reports out of Pittsburgh indicate he’s unlikely to play in the first few weeks. Given that, it would be surprising if they chose to take that route with Harrison unless there’s another setback with his knee.

 

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9 Responses to “James Harrison thinks he’ll be ready for opening night”
  1. Steeley McBeam says: Aug 21, 2012 2:11 PM

    I wouldnt doubt what this man has to say.

  2. marima07 says: Aug 21, 2012 2:11 PM

    James Harrison should make sure he’s ready for the replacement officials opening night. They’re calling everything.

  3. sullijo1 says: Aug 21, 2012 3:24 PM

    PEDs can really speed up recovery times.

  4. ravenator says: Aug 21, 2012 3:26 PM

    Ya right, this guy is so over the hill.

  5. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Aug 21, 2012 4:10 PM

    Ya right, this guy is so over the hill.

    —————————————————-

    Odds Harrison is playing in Week 11 against the Ravens: 100%

    Odds Suggs is playing in Week 11 against the Steelers: Not so much.

    LeBeau will have the D ready.

  6. csilojohnson says: Aug 21, 2012 7:28 PM

    Harrison is a beast. He will be back soon. Over the hill? Kinda like Ray Ray huh? Havnt heard much from you ravenator. You know since the ravens starters have been laying eggs.

  7. dontstabmeray says: Aug 22, 2012 9:02 AM

    Steelers live rent free in ravenators tiny little beetlejuice head

  8. ravenatorsmom says: Aug 22, 2012 11:31 AM

    ravenator says:
    Aug 21, 2012 3:26 PM
    Ya right, this guy is so over the hill.

    Yeah over the hill. The Steelers need more young players like Ray Lewis.

  9. ravenator says: Aug 22, 2012 9:36 PM

    You wish you had a linebacker that could play and lead like Ray, your ignorance is disgusting

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