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Rashard Mendenhall's Achilles not believed to be serious

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09:24 AM ET 10.13 | Pittsburgh Steelers fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Starting running back Rashard Mendenhall, who is coming back from a torn ACL suffered at the end of last season, went down on Thursday Night Football against the Tennessee Titans with an injury to his Achilles. While Mendenhall was just one of the many Steelers to go down with injury in the Thursday loss, the news isn't as bad as initially feared. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and NFL.com passed along the news that Mendenhall's Achilles injury is not expected to be serious. Per Rapoport, Mendenhall's Achilles tightened up during the game and the Steelers decided to handle the injury with caution. Mendenhall has not been ruled out for the team's week seven game. They will evaluate his Achilles throughout the week and determine if he will get the green light to play.

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October 13, 2012  09:40 AM ET

The Steelers should worry about their defense.

October 13, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Good news, he is badly needed.

October 13, 2012  10:28 AM ET

Ironically, the Steelers' defense is proving to be their Achilles heel this season.

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October 13, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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The $tealer$ cheat. I got proof!

All right I'll bite. What proof?

October 13, 2012  10:40 AM ET

Great news! Now they need to do something about that bad second half D!!!

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October 13, 2012  01:22 PM ET
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The Steelers should just rest Mendenhall til next year. They ain't going anywhere this season with or without him.

Youre right, the new OC Haley is pass crazy!!!

October 13, 2012  01:54 PM ET

They looked sloppy Thursday Night!!!

October 13, 2012  02:04 PM ET
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They looked sloppy Thursday Night!!!

The Steelers are use to pounding then passing in the 2nd half!!! OC Haley is fkkking up the DL still has fresh legs in the 2nd half!!

October 13, 2012  02:25 PM ET
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The Steelers are use to pounding then passing in the 2nd half!!! OC Haley is fkkking up the DL still has fresh legs in the 2nd half!!

The Steelers defense is old and slow.

October 13, 2012  03:20 PM ET
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The Steelers defense is old and slow.

The Steelers need Creepys bow-leggs to play corner!

October 13, 2012  04:40 PM ET

Steelers looked like the Jets Thursday night....

October 13, 2012  04:47 PM ET

now thats a low blow

October 13, 2012  05:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Steelers looked like the Jets Thursday night....

Watchit you German nutcase!!! I mean creep!!!

October 13, 2012  05:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Watchit you German nutcase!!! I mean creep!!!

Jets! GGGGGGGGMen!!

 
October 13, 2012  05:10 PM ET
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The Steelers defense is old and slow.

maybe she can stiffen up the Steel Curtain^^^^^

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