Thursday, January 29, 2009 -- As the Super Bowl nears, you’ve got to wonder which team is healthier? It looks like the Arizona Cardinals win that battle. The Pittsburgh Steelers, who are favored by seven points, have two top players who are nursing injuries.
The major concern for the Steelers these days is their star receiver Hines Ward. Ward is dealing with a knee injury that has kept him out of soccer jerseys
practice. The team says that he will play, but you’ve got to wonder how effective he will be. Presently, he’s wearing a brace on the injured joint.
The other offensive force who has been injured all season is running back Willie Parker. Parker, who had a great game against the San Diego Chargers, running for almost 150 yards and scoring twice, gained less than 40 yards the following week versus the Ravens. Was that because of the Ravens fine “D” or was it because perhaps Parker was feeling the effects of the big game he had against the Chargers? Throughout the regular-season, he has been inconsistent.
The Cardinals primary concern is with running back J.J. Arrington, who missed all of last week with a sore knee. He was injured in the conference victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. Arrington said this week that he is going to try to play against the Steelers. He’s been an important part of Cheap Ugg Boots
the Cardinals’ offense. However, running back Edgerrin James has had an extremely effective post-season thus far.
Star wideout Anquan Boldin missed the divisional game with a strained hamstring but he’s been fine ever since. That gives Arizona a massive edge in the passing game as he teams up with fellow receiver Larry Fitzgerald. NHL jerseys
Other injured players include linebacker Travis LaBoy (bicep) and NHL Jerseys
Antonio Smith (knee).
As far as important injuries are concerned, Pittsburgh looks to be worse off. The Cardinal offense is just about Ugg Boots fully equipped, however, the Arizona defense has some concerns. Still, give the health edge to Zona.