Perhaps the only thing that dimmed the Steelers 26-14 victory over the Ravens in the AFC Championship was the prospect of seeing Hines Ward out of the lineup due to injury.
Ward ran around the edge of the stadium after the game, slapping hands of fans, and in the locker room he vowed that he would play in the Super Bowl.
During the first quarter of the game against the Ravens Hines Ward sustained what was described as a slight MCL sprain. It was announced that was was to have an MRI on Monday, however the Steelers did not release any news of the test.
Ward was seen walking through the Steelers complex without any difficult, and tight end Heath Miller told reporters he was sure Ward would be ready by Super Bowl XLIII.