Report: LB Harrison Could Require Knee Surgery

James Harrison has yet to practice with the Steelers this summer. Irritation behind his ailing left knee could put his status for the beginning of the regular season in jeopardy.

The Beaver County Times reported Tuesday that continued swelling in the knee could lead to arthroscopic surgery for the All-Pro linebacker. Harrison’s agent, Bill Parise, believes the team will remove Harrison from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list in the next two weeks and see how the knee reacts.

If swelling continues, Harrison will be shut down to undergo the procedure. “If it doesn’t respond the way everybody wants it, that sounds like the alternative,” Parise said. “We’d probably opt for that sooner than later.”

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3 Comments on "Report: LB Harrison Could Require Knee Surgery"

  1. NFL.com is reporting that Harrison has had his knee scoped.

    “Harrison underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday, a source with knowledge of the surgery told NFL.com and NFL Network’s Albert Breer.”

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap2000000050535/article/steelers-james-harrison-undergoes-knee-surgery?module=HP11_headline_stack

  2. WestCoastSteelerFan | August 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Reply

    Why not get that taken care of before now?? Like in January?? I doubt his knees just started hurtin..I think its time to look for his successor! BAD BACK BAD KNEE(S) all bad..

  3. I hope that swelling stops so he won’t be needing surgery anymore!

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