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Orbital fracture sidelines Harrison a 'number of weeks'

By Scott Brown
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
 

Add linebacker James Harrison to the growing amount of Steelers players on the injury list.

Harrison will be out "a number of weeks" with an orbital fracture in his right eye, coach Mike Tomlin said today at his weekly news conference.

Other players that could miss the game are defensive lineman Aaron Smith, linebacker Jason Worilds and running back Mewelde Moore.

Tomlin said Smith is extremely questionable because of a mid-foot sprain. Worilds, the backup to Harrison, is doubtful with a quad strain. Moore is doubtful with an ankle injury.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (sprained left foot) and offensive linemen Jonathan Scott (sprained ankle) and Doug Legursky (shoulder) should be able to play against the Tennessee Titans, Tomlin said. Defensive lineman Brett Keisel (knee) and cornerback Bryant McFadden (hamstring) also are expected to return this week.

Because of the injuries at linebacker, Lawrence Timmons will move to outside linebacker to replace Harrison. Larry Foote will start at inside linebacker in Timmons' spot.

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