Injury Report

Steelers CB Cortez Allen Could Be Close To Returning To Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers third-year cornerback Cortez Allen could be close to returning to action.

Dale Lolley of the Washington Observer reports Friday on Twitter that Allen is no longer wearing anything on the knee that needed minor surgery exactly two weeks ago.

While Allen is not expected to play Monday night in the second preseason game against the Washington Redskins, perhaps there is a small chance he can be ready a week from Saturday when the Steelers host the Kansas City Chiefs at Heinz Field for their third preseason game.

Allen will obviously have to practice a few days before being given the green light to play, so that is what we all will be on the lookout for next.

The Steelers were able to get two of their injured cornerbacks back practicing this week as both Curtis Brown (ankle) and rookie Terry Hawthorne (knee) returned. Baring any setbacks, the two should be able to play Monday night against the Redskins.

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