Pittsburgh Steelers star safety Troy Polamalu didn't require surgery to address the knee problems that addressed him all season, according to director of football operations Kevin Colbert.
"No, he did not have surgery," Colbert told ESPN.
Colbert also theorized that Polamalu could have possibly played in the playoffs if the Steelers had qualified.
"I know that he was practicing prior to our last game," Colbert said. "If we had advanced into the postseason, he would have probably increased his practice load, and I think his ability to be able to play in a potential playoff game would have been determined by how he practiced that week. But he was able to practice the week before."