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Injured Steelers linebacker Timmons close to returning

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By Scott Brown
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009
 

The Steelers will be without All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu (knee) this Sunday when they play the Bears in Chicago but they could get inside linebacker Lawrence Timmons back from an ankle injury.

Timmons didn't play in the Steelers' 13-10 win over the Tennessee Titans last Thursday because of a sprained ankle.

Tomlin said today at his weekly news conference today that Timmons will try to practice this week with an eye toward playing in the 4:15 p.m. game Sunday.

"We're hopeful that he's capable of getting some work," Tomlin said.

Polamalu, who sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee against the Titans, has been declared out for Sunday. But Tomlin said the initial prognosis in regard to Polamalu's injury didn't change, which means the five-time Pro Bowler will not need surgery.

"It's really a week to week thing as we progress here," Tomlin said of Polamalu's status.

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