Despite suffering a torn MCL on week 17 last season, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been saying this off-season that he thinks he can play week one of the 2012 season.
Today, Mendenhall took to Twitter to talk about his healing process, writing “My knee has healed wonderfully, thanks for all the well wishes”.
My knee has healed wonderfully, thanks for all the well wishes!
— Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall) July 13, 2012
If Mendenhall is ready by week one, it will certainly be an extraordinary recovery. In terms of fantasy value, Mendenhall is currently going in round 14 of ESPN’s 12-team mock draft. Even if he is not ready until week four, he could be a huge late round steal. More fantasy input will come later in the summer with our fantasy steals of 2012.