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Friday August 2nd, 2013

Cornerback Cortez Allen had knee surgery and is expected to miss a few weeks. (Nick Wass/AP Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen had knee surgery and is expected to miss a few weeks. (Nick Wass/AP)

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen had surgery on his right knee on Friday, with the hopes of having him back on the field in a few weeks, coach Mike Tomlin said.

Allen had 55 total tackles and two interceptions for the Steelers last season.

Allen had sat out of practice for the past few days with was was diagnosed as knee discomfort. The team drafted Allen, who played his college football at The Citadel, in the 4th round of the 2011 draft.

"Earlier today, Cortez had minor surgery on his right knee. We wanted him to get the surgery done now so he can begin rehabilitating immediately. This surgery was a minor procedure and will have no long-term effects on his return to the field. We look forward to his rehabilitation process and having him back on the field in a couple of weeks," Tomlin said.

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