James Harrison Injury: Updates on Steelers LB's Shoulder, Triceps and Return

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 20, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 09:  James Harrison #92 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the game against the New York Jets on October 9, 2016 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison was nursing shoulder and triceps injuries. However, he has been cleared to return.

Continue for updates. 

                   

Harrison Active vs. Patriots

Sunday, Jan. 22

The Steelers announced Harrison will play against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

                  

Latest on Harrison's Practice Status

Friday, Jan. 20

Harrison was a full participant in Friday's practice after sitting out on Jan. 19. 

                   

Harrison Vital to Steelers' Super Bowl Push

The 38-year-old had largely managed to stay off the injury report throughout the regular season, and his veteran presence at the second level of the Steelers defense helped bolster the unit's performance during the 2016 campaign. 

In 15 regular-season appearances, Harrison notched 53 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception as a rotational presence at the second level. 

The Steelers have plenty of depth at outside linebacker with Jarvis Jones and Bud Dupree, who has come on strong throughout the postseason as a true pass-rushing force, but having Harrison in the mix will give the Steelers an added boost against the Patriots.