View Full Version : Kendal Simmons Out for the Year

08-19-2004, 01:30 PM
Steeler Offensive Line Woes Continue Steelers guard Kendall Simmons has a torn ACL and it appears likely that he'll miss the 2004 season. An MRI performed this morning showed a small tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and Simmons says he was told by Steelers doctors that he'll be out for the season. But Simmons says he's going to seek a second opinion from noted specialist Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Aalabama as soon as he can. Simmons was diagnosed with diabetes before last season, but still played in all 16 games. www.espnradio1250.com

08-19-2004, 03:46 PM
The resurrection of the Pittsburgh Steelers' offensive line suffered a serious setback theresday when the team learned that starting right guard Kendall Simmons will miss the entire 2004 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

A third-year veteran and the Steelers' first-round choice in the 2002 draft, Simmons suffered the injury during practice Wednesday, but team officials were convinced it was little more than a sprain. An MRI exam revealed the more serious tear, however, and Simmons will undergo season-ending surgery when swelling in the knee subsides.

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08-19-2004, 04:18 PM
That pretty much does the offense in with no o-line depth. :thumbdown I don't think Russ Grimm is a good enough o-line coach to compensate for this problem.