Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu has already been ruled out of Thursday night's Week 6 meeting with the Tennessee Titans due to injury, according to head coach Mike Tomlin. Polamalu re-aggravated his injured right calf during Sunday's victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The veteran safety had originally sustained the injury before a playoff game last season against the Denver Broncos. He hurt it against before the season-opener against the Broncos, and returned to game action for the first time against Philadelphia on Sunday. It appeared that Polamalu re-injured himself during the first quarter following Michael Vick's second fumble of the game. After limping off the field, reports said that he would not return.
"I almost had a mental collapse when I saw him get hurt. Sometimes I think my love for him is a negative. When he's not playing, I want him out there. It's no indictment on the guys who come in. But part of why I play here and part of why I come back every year is to play with him."