Steelers safety Troy Polamalu left the Sunday night game against the Kansas City Chiefs with concussion-like symptoms after tackling Chiefs tackle Steve Maneri on a tackle eligible pass completion during the Chiefs opening possession. Polamalu did not return to the game after suffering the injury and sources have informed me this morning that he is indeed fine, and that he suffered a very mild concussion and a stinger on the hit.
This is the second time this season that Polamalu has suffered a mild concussion as he left the week 6 game against the Jaguars after tackling Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew in the 4th quarter. Once again it was the leg of the player making contact with the head of Polamalu that caused the injury. That mild concussion did not prevent Polamalu from playing the following week against the Cardinals, and baring any type of setback, Polamalu could be good to go when the Steelers host the Bengals Sunday at Heinz Field.
Other reports suggest that Polamalu could miss time with the injury and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is expected to update the status of Polamalu and give a full injury update during his regular scheduled Tuesday press conference.