December 30, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen (28) reacts as he takes the field against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers CB Allen has knee surgery


This offseason has been host to many injuries, some season ending, as well as just some with long timetables for return. We have seen players like Chris Culliver of the 49ers tear his ACL, and  Percy Harvin, who underwent hip surgery and isn’t expected to come back until at least week 12. Some injuries aren’t as bad as others, but nonetheless, we have seen plenty already.

Cortez Allen can now be added to the list of players that have had procedures this offseason to fix an injury. The Pittsburgh Steelers have said that the cornerback underwent “minor surgery” today.

Allen, a first year starter who was slated to replace Keenan Lewis, who the team lost in free agency, will now have to wait a little longer to start for the team.

Here’s coach Mike Tomlin’s take on the cornerback’s surgery,

We wanted him to get the surgery done now so he can begin rehabilitating immediately. This surgery was a minor procedure and will have no long-term effects on his return to the field.

He could be back in a couple of weeks, or maybe even later depending on how his recovery goes, it’s just too soon to tell. If you were to look at the next game he could play in, it would probably be in a few weeks on August 19 against the Washington Redskins, barring any setbacks of course.

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