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Report: Mendenhall’s Achilles’ just got “tight,” injury “minor”

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The outlook for players who exit games due to injury and do not return is often ominous. Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall exited Thursday night’s game against the Titans with an Achilles’ injury, and did not return.

Mendenhall was in just his second game back returning from reconstructive knee surgery, however, and it appears the Steelers were being cautious with him. Citing a person who’s spoken to Pittsburgh’s running back, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Mendenhall’s Achilles’ injury is “minor,” and just “tightened up” on Thursday night.

Per Rapoport, Mendenhall’s status for Week Seven will be determined by how his Achilles’ responds over the weekend. The ten-day layoff between Pittsburgh’s Week Six and Seven games should theoretically bode well for Mendenhall’s chances of avoiding missed time.

The Steelers play the division rival Bengals next.

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7 Responses to “Report: Mendenhall’s Achilles’ just got “tight,” injury “minor””
  1. laeaglefan says: Oct 13, 2012 12:12 PM

    Too bad it couldn’t have tightened up against the Eagles.

  2. ravenator says: Oct 13, 2012 12:18 PM

    This team is spiraling faster down the drain than my toilet flush

  3. greglloydrules says: Oct 13, 2012 1:42 PM

    Blowing 4th quarter leads and losing on last second FGs, Steelers could easily be 4-1 right now. But it is what it is. Ravens have Cowboys, Texans and Giants coming up. Don’t be surprised if they’re 4-4 after these games.

  4. leksington says: Oct 13, 2012 5:15 PM

    The Ravens next 3 games won’t change the fact that the Steelers are 0-3 on the road.

  5. birdsofbmore says: Oct 13, 2012 5:21 PM

    Steelers could easily be 4-1 but their not they lost. There is no such thing as almost winning. Mendenhall is over rated any way.

  6. ravenseattheirownpoop says: Oct 13, 2012 5:26 PM

    I am a Steelers fan that can admit they are just a average team right now with all of their injuries. However, you Ravens fans are just freaking idiots. News flash, your team is getting old also.

  7. hines86for6 says: Oct 14, 2012 1:46 AM

    puts a smile on my face to know that my team lives rent free in Ravenator’s head.

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