James Harrison's Eye Injury Will Keep Him Out A 'Number Of Weeks'

Steelers LB James Harrison suffered an eye injury in last week's game against the Texans and surgery will cost him a "number of weeks", the team announced.

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PHOTO: James Harrison Post-Eye Surgery

Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison will be out for a "number of weeks" after surgery to repair his right orbital eye socket, which was injured in the game against the Houston Texans on Sunday.

The surgery was apparently a success, judging by the photo that Harrison tweeted on Wednesday:

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Honestly, he doesn't look like he's LMAO. But who's gonna argue with him? Even the 'Get Well' balloon is terrified. Look at it trying to get out of frame as fast as possible.

For more on the Pittsburgh Steelers, visit Behind The Steel Curtain.

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James Harrison's Eye Injury Will Require Surgery, Out Several Weeks

The Pittsburgh Steelers exited Sunday's game against the Houston Texans with injuries to several players: Ben Roethlisberger sprained his foot, Rashard Mendenhall left with a hamstring injury and Aaron Smith was carted off with a foot injury.

One player, James Harrison, left briefly with an eye injury, but later returned to the game. Based on the latest information, the injury is a little more serious: Harrison will be out several weeks, the Steelers said.

Head coach Mike Tomlin said at Tuesday's press conference that Harrison's eye injury will require surgery -- right orbital eye socket -- and will be out a "number of weeks." 

The Steelers defense can still be great without Harrison but this is still a big blow for them. Harrison, former NFL defensive MVP, is one of the best linebackers in the game. 

Our Steelers blog, Behind The Steel Curtain, won't be happy about the news. Check out their injury roundup after Sunday's loss to the Texans. 

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