Shaun Ellis gets pain-killing shot, active

Updated: January 23, 2011, 11:59 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis was active for the AFC Championship Game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after sitting out practice Friday with an undisclosed knee ailment. He had two sacks and played a terrific all-around game in New York's win at New England last Sunday.

Ellis had a pain-killing shot on Friday and another Sunday morning before the game, head coach Rex Ryan told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

Steelers starting cornerback Bryant McFadden was active for the game after being limited by an abdominal injury from the win over Baltimore last Saturday.

Safety Will Allen (knee) did not play Sunday, and neither did defensive end Aaron Smith, who hasn't been active since Oct. 24, when he tore a triceps muscle in a win at Miami.

Jets wide receiver-kick returner Brad Smith (groin) played after sitting out last weekend following an injury in the Jets' playoff-opening victory at Indianapolis.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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