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Minkah Fitzpatrick Released from Hospital



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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick runs out of the tunnel on Sept. 10, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick has been released from a Pittsburgh-area hospital after undergoing scans late on Monday night after the Steelers beat the Cleveland Browns, 26-22 on Monday Night Football.

Fitzpatrick left the game in the third quarter after making a tackle against Browns running back Jerome Ford. He was seen vomiting on the sideline, and walked to the locker room under his own power.

He was then taken to the hospital with what the Steelers called a chest injury. According to a report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Fitzpatrick has been diagnosed with a chest contusion, and scans were negative for further damage.

Fitzpatrick should be able to make a relatively quick recovery from that injury, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to play during what is a short week leading up to the Steelers’ Week 3 game is Las Vegas.

When Fitzpatrick left the game, Damontae Kazee moved from strong safety to free safety and Keanu Neal played strong safety. Elijah Riley stepped up as the third man in the team’s three-safety packages, and made a critical third-down sack of Deshaun Watson on the final defensive drive.

Fitzpatrick is a three-time All-Pro and one of the least replaceable members of a Steelers defense that will already be without defensive captain and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Cam Heyward for seven more weeks.

RELATED: Big Change in Way Steelers Are Using Minkah Fitzpatrick

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Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
September 19, 2023 10:00 am

as a true Steelers fan, I’m glad that Minkah Fitzpatrick is feeling better and I hope Steelers Omar Khan draft at least draft two big and tall safeties that have speed, quickness and cover because Minkah Fitzpatrick needs help at safety one for the slot area and one safety to help out Minkah Fitzpatrick

Angel Franco
Angel Franco
September 19, 2023 11:27 am

Our offense it’s making the defense play way too many downs and the risk of injury it’s very high I am not sure why Tomlin doesn’t see that. This game was Minkah and last game was Cam. Something needs to be done. If we see the same from KP vs the Raiders either Tomlin benches him for good or fires Canada.

September 19, 2023 11:39 pm
Reply to  Angel Franco

Amen. The defense won that browns game. At a cost.

Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
September 19, 2023 12:54 pm

as a true Steelers fan, everybody needs to stop blaming Matt Canada it’s the offensive line it’s time to start Broderick Jones, Spencer Anderson, and Dan Moore Jr. and trade offensive linemen Chukwuma Okorafor for a 2024 draft pick because Chukwuma Okorafor is garbage

September 19, 2023 11:38 pm

It’s Matt Canada’s call play at fault for the offensive woes. The truth hurts.

September 23, 2023 5:58 am
Reply to  Anon

It’s definitely Kenny if you watch all 22 you can see people running wide open all over the place He’s not able to read a defense That’s all there is to it I don’t know how many yards pickens would have had if Kenny would have threw him the ball every time he was open and I mean wide open so for me this schemes are working the problem is Kenny sucks

Edward Carmichael
Edward Carmichael
September 20, 2023 9:33 am

as a true Steelers fan, all Matt Canada does is call the plays it’s Steelers Omar Khan’s job is to draft good offensive linemen to protect Kenny Pickett

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