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Playoff Injury Report - Super Bowl XL
Philip Gentles
February 2, 2006

Seattle Seahawks

Andre Dyson, DB
Strained Quadriceps

Huddle Up: Seahawks DB Andre Dyson, who is dealing with a strained quadriceps muscle, did not practice with the team on Wednesday but his status for Sunday's game remains probable and head coach Mike Holmgren expects him to play. Dyson's injured quad kept him out of practice on Monday and while he was held out of team drills on Wednesday as a precaution he did some individual work with the training staff and the team expects him to be ready in time for the Super Bowl.

Bobby Engram, WR
Strained Hip Flexor / Back Soreness

Huddle Up: Seahawks WR Bobby Engram returned to the field on Wednesday after missing practice last week because of a strained hip flexor and lingering soreness in his lower back. Engram has been dealing with these for almost a month and according to reports the medical staff hasn't been pleased with his recovery. However he did play in the NFC Championship game despite his problems and with an extra week to rest he should be healthy enough to start in Super Bowl XL.

Darrell Jackson, WR
Knee Inflammation

Huddle Up: Seahawks' WR Darrell Jackson recently admitted to reporters that his surgically repaired knee wasn't completely healed and that he wasn't sure how long it would take before it was back to full strength. Jackson, who has complained of inflammation and soreness in his knee following each of the Seahawks' playoff games, said that while his knee wasn't 100% he was still ready to play and he didn't expect it to be an issue during the Super Bowl on Sunday. He's played well in the post-season despite his knee problem so look for him to be Hasselback's main target against the Steelers.

Lofa Tatupu, LB, SEA
Minor Concussion

Huddle Up: After being held out of practice early last week while he recovered from a minor concussion Seahawks' LB Lofa Tatupu was finally cleared to resume workouts with the team last Thursday and according to reports he will be completely healed and ready to play in Super Bowl XL. Tatupu actually worked with the first-team defense during practice on Wednesday and he reportedly looked sharp. So look for the impressive rookie linebacker to play against the Steelers on Sunday.

Pittsburgh Steelers

James Harrison, LB
High Ankle Sprain

Huddle Up: Steelers' LB James Harrison, who missed the last two games with a high ankle sprain, was able to practice on Wednesday and he's being listed as probable for Sunday's big game against the Seahawks. Harrison is still not completely healthy and is a week or two from being completely healed but head coach Bill Cowher told reporters that he expects Harrison to be active and he will likely serve as the team's number three linebacker.

Travis Kirschke, DL
Strained Groin

Huddle Up: Steelers' head coach Bill Cowher told reporters that DL Travis Kirschke, who is dealing with a strained groin, was unable to work with the team on Wednesday but he expected him to be back on the practice field today (Thursday). Kirschke is being listed as questionable for Sunday's game but he could be upgraded tomorrow if all goes well in practice.

Willie Parker, RB, PIT
Illness

Huddle Up: According to reports Steelers' RB Willie Parker missed practice like week because of an undisclosed illness. The good news is that Parker appears to be over his illness and he will be back in the starting lineup for Sunday's Super Bowl against the Seahawks.