The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year assured Twitter followers that he's on the mend.
"Thanks again to all for the prayers and get well wishes," Harrison wrote. "I'm out of surgery and in my room recovering."
Visible in the background: a cute, red balloon. No official word on who sent it -- probably not Joe Flacco.
The Steelers have been sideswiped by injuries, looking especially vulnerable along a porous offensive line, but it's the loss of Harrison that strips them of their most imposing defender.
One that no pirate can replace.