Ryan Clark Claims He Will Be Ready For Giants Game

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark suffered a concussion in the 27-12 win Sunday over the Washington Redskins, but has already taken to Twitter to say that he will be ready to play next Sunday on the road against the New York Giants.

“Thanks for the prayers and well wishes,” tweeted Clark after the game. “I\’m good, I\’ll be back out there on Sunday against the Giants! Takes more than that.”


Clark took a shot to the head while attempting to make a tackle on Redskins running back Alfred Morris with 13:23 left in the third quarter. He was able to walk off the field under his own power, but was immediately escorted to the Steelers locker room by Dr. Joseph Maroon for further evaluation and did not return to the game.

Ryan Mundy took the place of Clark in the lineup alongside Will Allen, who was starting in place of the injured Troy Polamalu, who missed his third consecutive game with a calf injury.

The Steelers currently have safeties Robert Golden and Damon Cromartie-Smith on the roster as well after the latter of the two was promoted from the practice squad on Saturday to help on special teams.

A sign that Clark might be expected to play next week might be known as soon as Tuesday as that is when the Steelers are expected to waive Cromartie-Smith to make room on the 53 man roster for Alameda Ta\’amu, who has been on the suspended list for the last two weeks.

Head coach Mike Tomlin is expected to address the entire status of all the injured Steelers players during his regularly scheduled Tuesday press conference.

  • SteelSpine

    Re Clark: I hope Clark is correct, but I thot the new labor rules makes it almost impossible this year for concussed player to participate in next game. Hopefully I’m wrong on that. Or maybe Clark’s wasnt a concussion but the sideline reporter did say the medical staff confirmed it was concussion..

    Re Ta’amu: Really the Steelers are expected to re-sign Taamu to the 53 man roster? That surprises me.

  • Douglas Andrews

    RGIII was concussed during Falcons game and he played the following week so hopefully Clark will be back. As far as Alameada he was suspended but he’s still on the 53 just suspended list no pay during suspension so he will be back and they have to waive a player to make room for the Knucklehead.

  • SteelersDepot

    Ta’amu is not on the 53. He is on the suspended list. there is a difference. when he is activated back to the 53 on Tuesday a player must be released from the 53 to make room.

  • Vic

    They should suspend him for the season. Why risk the chance of losing a good player

  • Douglas Andrews

    Don’t know why i’m just now seeing this but thanks Dave for clearing that up….I should’ve known better as Michael Vick was on the Falcons suspended list that was separate from the 53. Anywho keep up the great work…This is the best site out for Steelers info