Injured Steeler Hopes to Play In Super Bowl

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday Jan. 19, 2009
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, but one of his teammates is certain he will play in the Super Bowl.

Ward, who starred at Georgia as a quarterback and receiver, wasn't available to reporters on Monday, but tight end Heath Miller says he can't imagine one of the NFL's most durable players not playing. Ward was the MVP of the Steelers' win over Seattle in the Super Bowl three years ago.

Ward is the second-leading receiver in Steelers postseason history. He was injured making a catch late in the first quarter of the Steelers' 23-14 victory over Baltimore in the AFC championship game Sunday night. He returned briefly and made another catch, but did not play during the second half.

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