Najee Harris, Minkah Fitzpatrick, T.J. Watt, Larry Ogunjobi, and Myles Jack were among the Pittsburgh Steelers injuries that head coach Mike Tomlin gave updates on during his press conference on Tuesday afternoon.
Harris left Monday night’s game before halftime with an abdomen injury and his participation this week will determine his availability for Sunday’s meeting with Atlanta.
“We don’t have an update yet on (Najee) and his abdomen and what that might mean, just not enough time since we landed and getting that looked at,” Tomlin said. “A lot of other guys had bumps and bruises associated with play. Minkah Fitzpatrick was being evaluated post-game … T.J. Watt, Larry Ogunjobi, Myles Jack, we don’t anticipate any of these guys missing time. But these guys — along with others — because we’re working on a short week, may be limited, particularly in the early portions of the week.”
In the win, Harris toted the football 10 times, rushing for 35 yards and a touchdown, before exiting. It marked the first time this season that he’d found the end zone two weeks in a row.
The Steelers have off on Tuesday and will practice Wednesday, which should give more of an idea of where each player is.
“I may do some things globally in terms of how we work on a Wednesday, for example, in an effort to be inclusive and bring the preparation to some of those guys who are a little bit less than ready to start the physical work,” Tomlin said. “That’s nothing new. That’s just life for us and life for anyone that’s coming off of Monday night ball.”