Willie Colon Says Terrell Suggs Responsible For His Knee Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers left guard Willie Colon has been active for the last two games but he didn\’t play in either of them. He hopes to play this Sunday against the San Diego Chargers, but currently considers himself a game-time decision after practicing fully on Thursday.

The Friday prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns Colon showed up on the injury report as probable with a knee injury after practicing on a limited basis that day and it was thought that he had injured it in practice.

The Steelers guard revealed on Thursday after practice that he suffered a knee bruise in the first game against the Baltimore Ravens when linebacker Terrell Suggs took his legs out from underneath him in the fourth quarter on a Colon pull to the right. You can see an animated gif of that play below.

Willie Colon Terrell Suggs Steelers Ravens Animated Gif

Colon evidently has had to get that knee drained a couple of times since suffering the injury and that is never good to hear. He talked about what he accomplished on Thursday and the current status of his knee following practice.

“I think I did all the necessary things that I needed to do, and we\’ll see how it reacts,\’\’ Colon said Thursday after practice. “But I think I should be ready to play this week. I took a nasty bruise on the knee from Suggs. It swelled up, and I had to get it drained a couple of times.”

“So, it was tough to deal with when we played Cleveland. It felt a little better last week, and it feels a lot better so far this week. So, I hope that I\’ll be able to go. We\’ll see what happens Friday and Saturday, but it looks pretty good right now. I guess you could say that I\’ll be a game-time decision.\’\’

Should Colon not be able to work fully on Friday it will be a sign that he likely will be sidelined for a third week in a row. Should that be the case, center Maurkice Pouncey would most likely start again at left guard in his place with Doug Legursky manning the center position once again.

As far as Suggs goes, he tore his right biceps in the Ravens 23-20 loss to the Steelers last Sunday. He has vowed to continue to play through the injury and returned to the practice field Thursday.

A few weeks ago it was reported that the league\’s competition committee will consider abolishing all blocks below the waist in 2013. Will what Suggs did to Colon a few weeks ago fall into that category, or will linemen be forbidden to be cut even though they will not be allowed to cut themselves?

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Not sure if that is a penalty but it sure looks dirty.

  • Jason White

    I really think it’s Harbaugh’s trashy personality that has rubbed off on his players. They all seem like smug, arrogant, little thugs. He runs the score up to satisfy his ego and the egos of his players. You watch them against the Steelers and they are always taking cheap shots and going low on players. I used to respect that team even as a Steeler fan for the style they played but after week one last year I realized the Ravens and their coach are trash. Joe Flacco is karma for that team cause Woodley is right, Flacco will never lead them to a Superbowl and certainly won’t win one.

  • Maurice_hill_district

    Suggs actually did it ok, Suggs threw the side of his body instead of helmet, into lower body. Offensive linemen commonly do that all the time & worse, into defensive players. Suggs simply took out Colon before Colon took out Suggs. Anything said to rile up rival Suggs is good though.

  • steeltown

    The whole cutting linemen thing is ridiculous. The League screams “safety” yet its legal to cut guys on the Line. Watch Hampton, he gets cut almost every other play, its a wonder he’s not injured. They want to talk about protecting the head and rightfully so, but a nasty knee injury can end a career as well, or atleast a season

  • dudek km

    I agree, this hit is ok. I don’t like it, but it isn’t a “dirty” play.

    The 2 offensive linemen chop block is ridiculous. Once a player is engaged, there should be no worry of your legs being cut.. This should be a big priority in the off season.

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  • Jason White

    Terrell Thuggs

  • Maurice_hill_district


  • Yeah that Is a jacked up rule allowing illegal chop blocks… But he talking about getting rid of kick offs. Safety first…..yeah right