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Tomlin says WR Sweed has “serious” Achilles tendon injury

Sounds like the year is over before it even got started for WR Limas Sweed, who according to Mike Tomlin may have torn his Achilles tendon. Here’s the story from the National Football Post:

Hard-luck Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Limas Sweed has experienced another setback in his professional career. Sweed has suffered a “serious” Achilles tendon injury, according to coach Mike Tomlin.

As the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes, if Sweed has ruptured the tendon, he won’t be playing football this year. Drafted in the second round out of the University of Texas two years ago, Sweed was placed on injured reserve last season due to emotional issues.

First it was the dropped passes, then the “non-football” related issue that sat him down towards the end of the season, and now this. Bottom line, Sweed could be done for 2010, and who really knows after that.

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  1. mark

    May 2, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    I guess he will just be one of those “what-ifs”. Its very easy to call him a bust since he never made any impact as a 2nd round pick. But a young, talented kid who has lost another season, this time to injury, in my book becomes a “what-if”. Ok, Ok…. Maybe a “never-was”?

  2. DrGeorge

    May 3, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    I don’t think we’ll ever know, Mark. Sweed had surgery for the tendon tear today. At best, he will be available in 3-4 months, but most doctors estimate 5-6 months, but only if there are no set backs during recovery and if rehab goes smoothly. This has been a career-ending injury for more than one player, and I would be surprised if the Steelers do not give Sweed a medical release and turn the page.

  3. Mike

    May 3, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    I hope they keep him around. Has a lot of talent. Needs to get his head into and with ward getting up in age, he might be needed in the future. It would not shock me though if the steelers do indeed turn the page.

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