Colon faces surgery, out for season


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The Steelers' offensive line, which already has lost right tackle Willie Colon for the 2010 season, is getting thinner by the day.

Colon will have surgery today to repair a torn Achilles tendon and will be put on injured reserve, ending his season, the Post-Gazette has learned.

But he will not be alone on the operating table.

Rookie tackle Chris Scott, the team's fifth-round draft choice, also will have surgery today to repair a broken foot -- an injury he sustained while working out at the University of Tennessee, his alma mater.

Scott is expected to be out approximately three months, meaning he would miss the entire preseason and would not return until October at the earliest.

Meantime, former Dallas Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams visited the Steelers' offices and took a physical Tuesday and could be signed to add depth and possibly replace Colon.

Adams (6 feet 7, 338), nicknamed "The Hotel" because of his size, has played his entire 12-year career with the Cowboys. He played 1,081 snaps last season, but was released after the season.

Adams, though, is considering offers from other teams, including the Washington Redskins.

Colon, injured Monday while doing agility drills, was examined Tuesday morning and it was determined he will need season-ending surgery. He has not missed a start since he became the starter three years ago.

The Steelers have said they will wait until after the surgeries to announce the prognosis for Colon and Scott officially.


Gerry Dulac: gdulac@post-gazette.com .


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