I meant to post about this last week, but one thing led to another and I forgot all about it until a reader emailed me Monday night to talk about Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen.
As you can see in the picture below that Allen posted on his Instagram account during the Steelers Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the young cornerback appears to be recovering from having some sort of procedure done on his right knee.
Allen, who was placed on injured reserve just over a month ago after needing surgery on one of his thumbs that he broke in practice prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans, had cleanup procedure done on that same right knee back in August of 2013, just one week into training camp.
Allen had already been benched for poor play when he injured his thumb this past season. After being fitted with a cast following surgery, he practiced briefly before finally being shut down for the remainder of the season.
While this latest knee procedure was probably just another cleanup, it’s a bit concerning that he needed a second one so soon.
Head coach Mike Tomlin is scheduled to talk to the media Tuesday and hopefully he will be asked about Allen’s knee in addition to safety Mike Mitchell’s groin after he made it known Saturday night immediately following the loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card game that he played the entire 2014 season with it being torn.