Casey Hampton Trying to Avoid Surgery

Steelers Nose Tackle Casey Hampton is trying to avoid surgery for his injured ACL.  Hampton wants to rehab and see if he can return for the 2012 season.  He understands that if he has the surgery he is most likely not going to be ready for next season.  He knows that with his size that he may never play again if he goes under the knife.  Hampton will use treatment and rest to help the knee recover.  It will be an ongoing process over the summer.  Monitoring Hampton will be a priority this offseason.