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Steelers Vs. Broncos: Rashard Mendenhall 'Looked Incredible' In Practice, Teammate Says

The road to a full recovery for Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall seems to be nearing its final destination, as reports say the 5'10, 225-pound tailback is practicing without any major issues from his surgically repaired knee.

Steel City Insider publisher Jim Wexell quoted Brett Keisel, saying Mendenhall "looked incredible." Lawrence Timmons said "I thought he looked great. He was running well, finishing runs. I'm excited for him."

After going under the knife in Jan. to repair an ACL tear, which he suffered in last season's regular season finale, Mendenhall has slowly been working himself back in preparation to be ready for Pittsburgh's 2012-13 season opener at the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

As of Tuesday, it was still up in the air whether or not Mendenhall would be in Sunday's lineup as coaches and doctors were waiting to see how he felt during practice.

So far, so good.

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