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Polamalu recovered from virus, is at Hall induction

The former safety helped the Steelers win Super Bowls in 2006 and 2009.
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Former Pittsburgh Steelers star safety Troy Polamalu waves to fans and supporters today in Canton along the route of the 2021 Canton Repository Grand Parade. Polamalu has recovered from a bout with COVID-19 and will attend tonight's Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions. Polamalu, a member of the class of 2020, has been at home since late last month and his status for the enshrinement ceremony had been in doubt. But he was cleared medically to travel to Canton and he took part in the Hall of Fame parade in the morning. (Anne Desrosiers via AP)

CANTON (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers star safety Troy Polamalu has recovered from a bout with COVID-19 and will attend Saturday's Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Polamalu, a member of the class of 2020, has been at home since late last month and his status for the enshrinement ceremony had been in doubt.

But he was cleared medically to travel to Canton and he took part in the Hall of Fame parade Saturday morning.

He missed Thursday's preseason game between the Steelers and Dallas Cowboys as well as the Gold Jacket Dinner on Friday night when other members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 received their hall jackets.

A four-time All-Pro who twice won Super Bowls, Polamalu had to wait an extra year to be inducted because of the pandemic. One of his former head coaches, Bill Cowher, also is being inducted.

ESPN coverage begins at 6:30 p.m.

Lynyrd Skynyrd has withdrawn from Monday's Pro Football Hall of Fame concert after band member Rickey Medlocke tested positive for COVID-19.

The band was set to co-headline the concert with country artist Brad Paisley, with Jimmie Allen opening the show. But Medlocke's positive test forced the group's withdrawal.

In a statement through its publicist, Lynyrd Skynyrd said: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows. Longtime band member Rickey Medlocke has tested positive for COVID-19. Rickey is home resting and responding well to treatment.”

Allen has extended his set list to open the show. He also performs a duet with Paisley on current hit song “Freedom Was A Highway.”

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