Good news, everyone!
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is expected to play in Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s about time the Steelers got some good news in the injury department.
Mendenhall, as you may recall, has not played a single snap since tearing his ACL against Cleveland on New Year’s Day.
This is particularly great news for the Steelers’ anemic running game, as of right now, can only be measured via electron microscope.
“I’m really just waiting on my opportunity,” Mendenhall said. “I just want to continue to work and, as we as an offense sort of form ourselves and bring the pieces together, I want to bring whatever piece I bring.
“But we struggled as a running game early in the season last year, and that’s part of it. We just want to continue to grow and, as long as we get better and not worse, that’s what we want to do. But we see it from a different light — we see how close we are [to breaking out] so we just will keep working.”
Here’s hoping that Rashard can get something going on the ground.