Steelers Injury Updates
Chris Boswell Has Groin Injury, Questionable vs. Eagles
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell suffered a groin injury, did not practice on Friday, and is questionable to play against the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday.
Boswell was a full participant in the team’s practices on Wednesday and Thursday, and it is not clear how he was injured.
The Steelers do not have a backup kicker on their practice squad. Punter Presley Harvin III is the emergency kicker, but was limited to just kickoffs when called into that role when Boswell suffered a concussion against the Cleveland Browns last season.
The team had a second kicker in training camp, former Wake Forest kicker Nick Sciba. He is currently not on a team and is eligible to be added to the practice squad. Sciba, a rookie, has never played an NFL game.
The Steelers had NFL veteran Josh Lambo on their practice squad when Boswell was injured in 2021. Lambo is also not presently employed by another NFL team.
If the Steelers add a player to the practice squad, they can be elevate up to the game-day roster if Boswell cannot play. The 16-man practice squad is presently full, so they would have to release a player in order to do so.
Boswell has been one of the top kickers in the NFL for several years. So far this season, he has made 12 of 16 field goals (75%) and is 9 for 9 on extra points. He tied his Steelers record and set the Acrisure Stadium record with a 59-yard field goal against the New York Jets on Oct. 2.
In his eight-year career, Boswell has made 87.4% of his field goals and 94.5% of his extra points. He is third all-time in Steelers history with 822 points scored.
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