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Troy Polamalu alters rehab to stay healthy

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05:41 PM ET 05.22 | For the first time in his career, Troy Polamalu felt like he suffered an injury that could have been prevented. Now, the Steelers' veteran safety is going to extreme measures to make sure something such as a torn calf muscle never happens to him again. After a request made by coach Mike Tomlin, Polamalu showed up for the start of Steelers' organized team activities for the second consecutive year Tuesday. But unlike a year ago, Polamalu is looking trim and fit. ???You can never really tell with Troy because he wears his clothes all baggy,??? cornerback Ike Taylor joked. After missing nine games and part of another with a torn calf, Polamalu has taken his offseason training and diet to a level that transformed his body into shape rivaling his college days at Southern Cal a decade ago.

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May 22, 2013  06:47 PM ET

I didn't think he would alter his rehab, to stay injured, did You?

May 22, 2013  09:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I didn't think he would alter his rehab, to stay injured, did You?

You think?

May 22, 2013  09:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cut your hair and style it.

That's going to be his next injury... pulled a muscle while washing his hair

May 23, 2013  05:07 AM ET
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That's going to be his next injury... pulled a muscle while washing his hair

With his hair it would more likely be a complete tear instead of a pull.....

 
May 23, 2013  12:46 PM ET

He's an odd dude with an equally odd training routine. I think he was completely embarrassed by his play and injury last year. We'll see if this makes a difference. They certainly need him to be his old self and stay healthy.

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