Steelers' Parker Still Banged Up

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday Oct. 17, 2008
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pro Bowl running back Willie Parker didn't
practice for a third consecutive day and won't play in the
Pittsburgh Steelers' division game in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Parker has missed the past two games with a sprained left knee.
He returned to practice Monday and was expected to play against the
Bengals, only to aggravate the injury while working out on his own
Tuesday, according to coach Mike Tomlin.

Parker's absence means third-down back Mewelde Moore will make
his first start since 2005. He ran for 99 yards against
Jacksonville on Oct. 5.

Pro Bowl nose tackle Casey Hampton took part in limited work for
the second day in a row but is expected to sit out his third
consecutive game.

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