Steelers' Parker won't play Sunday night
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Halfback Willie Parker will not play in the Steelers' first exhibition game Sunday night against New Orleans in Canton, Ohio.
Parker may not practice the rest of the week after missing his second straight day with slight soreness and swelling in his left knee. Parker spent this morning's practice with ice on the knee, and also talked to trainer John Norwig.
The Steelers consider it to be a small matter and are trying to take precautions so it does not become a serious one.
Parker ran for 1,494 yards last season, third most in Steelers history. His 337 attempts were the fourth highest by a Steelers back.
Coach Mike Tomlin gives daily briefings, including injuries, after the afternoon practice at Saint Vincent College.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
First Published August 1, 2007 10:40 am