W. Parker's Injury May Leave Steelers As Least Imposing AFC Playoff Team
The Pittsburgh Steelers will be a diminished team going into the postseason, thanks to the loss Thursday night of tailback Willie Parker to a fractured fibula in his right leg.
Parker was hurt early in the Steelers' win over the St. Louis Rams. He had been the league's leading rusher.
A few weeks ago, the Steelers seemed to be emerging as the second-best team in the AFC behind the New England Patriots. But a stretch of poor play, during which they were overwhelmed by the Patriots in a loss at New England, and the injury to Parker perhaps will leave them as the least imposing team in the AFC playoff field.
By Mark Maske |
December 21, 2007; 9:51 AM ET
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