Isaac Redman headed for MRI on injured groin

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James Harrison isn’t the only Steelers player with an uncertain outlook because of injury.

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that running back Isaac Redman will get an MRI on his injured groin. Redman hasn’t been able to get through a full practice since the team’s preseason opener against the Eagles last Thursday.

Redman had five carries for 14 yards and two catches for four yards in that game, but injured the groin during practice the previous week. He tried to practice on Tuesday, but had to leave before the session was complete. The MRI is expected to give the Steelers a better idea of how to treat Redman as well as a timeframe for his full return.

These are not healthy times in the Steelers backfield. Rashard Mendenhall still has no timetable for his return from a torn ACL, Jonathan Dwyer has missed practice time with a shoulder injury and John Clay was waived-injured this week after tearing his quad. That leaves Chris Rainey and Baron Batch as the healthy Steelers runners at present, which can’t be the most comfortable feeling for the team with the season fast approaching.

13 responses to “Isaac Redman headed for MRI on injured groin

  1. Everything coming out of steelers camp is positive. Don’t see any reason they won’t win it all this year.

  2. Running back by committee. They don’t need a world beater at RB. Just a guy that can convert 3rd and 2, catch a pass or two, and block. As long as none of the receivers or Ben get injured, they will be fine.

  3. Groin and Hamstring injuries are ones that don’t go away. The Steelers will not have a strong running game until Mendenhall comes back after 6 weeks.

  4. Hmm let the rock get this str8 so no American hating Rashard mendenhall, no mike Wallace , no redman who actually played well last season . Two rooks on the line one of which admits to getting his candy ass whipped by stronger players. And a forever banged up center . Is it me or is it looking like the steel city is in for a disappointing season

  5. They actually signed RB Jason Ford (virtual unknown) when they released John Clay. He’s a big back, so i hope he’s more durable.

  6. thetokyosandblaster says:
    Aug 15, 2012 12:27 PM
    Everything coming out of steelers camp is positive. Don’t see any reason they won’t win it all this year.

    You mean all these injuries are a positive thing? They are one of many reasons the Stealers won’t win it all this year.

  7. Don’t really care for steelers but too many injuries for any team stinks. Nfl games are fun when best athletes play. I could watch a healthy Ravens/Steelers game every week.

  8. All the nay sayers will eat their words (again)..This team just finds a way…especially at RB. Either by trade (Bettis), undrafted (Parker), or this year, “running back by committee”.

  9. Haley goes to Pitt. Fan reaction? YEA!!! We’re going back to the grind it out run first days!!

    Mendenhall, Redman and Dwyer all hurt. Fan reaction? Who cares we’re a pass happy offense who doesn’t need any good RB’s, just fillers.

    Seems to resemble another recent discrepancy when asking Steeler fans about Mike Wallace (one trick pony one day, best in the league the next).

  10. Running back has never been a concern. When a pig farmer led the AFC in rushing and abruptly retired, we still led the league in rushing with guys like Pegram, McAfee, Morris, and Huntley until Bettis arrived. Then Willie Parker threatened to win the rushing title. Recently Mendenhall has been solid. Now we’ve got a stable of backs and all of ’em seem pretty doggone good in their own way. We’re fine with Dwyer OR Batch in place of Redman and Mendenhall. And Rainey seems like a Sproles clone. Our only real concern is choosing how to use them, but they’re all capable backs. The running game, in the Steel City, is no concern at all. Next . . .

  11. Most Steeler fans I am sure greatly appreciate all the concern expressed by fans of opposing teams.

    It shows they are afraid. Very very afraid. And rightly so! Let the season begin! HERE WE GO!!!

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