2010 Fantasy Impact: Limas Sweed Tears Achilles Tendon

May 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Steelers have just been dealt another blow. Limas Sweed, the slow-to-develop receiver drafted out of Texas in the first-round of the 2008 NFL Draft, has had surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon.
The surgery was reportedly a success, but an injury of this magnitude will easily keep Sweed out for the beginning of the season, and him on the PUP list (physically unable to perform), and could even result in a completely lost season.
However, consider Sweed has just seven career catches, the question here isn't so much about his availability, but more about who will step-up in his place?
Despite being a disappointment thus far in his career, it was still arguable that Sweed had the size and talent to make an impact in the Steelers' offense, especially with Santonio Holmes being traded to the New York Jets.
Instead, it's more likely that he'll miss the 2010 NFL season and fade away as a bust.
The beauty of these ugly situations is that when one guy ...

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