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Steelers Guard to Miss Falcons Game



Steelers Kevin Dotson

PITTSBURGH — Steelers guard Kevin Dotson will not play against the Atlanta Falcons with a shoulder injury, Dotson told Steelers Now on Tuesday.

The injury is one that Dotson suffered back on August 8th at training camp. After the practice, Dotson was seen with a massive wrap around his right shoulder but did not miss time with it. Dotson has played in both preseason games so far and is not in danger of missing the roster as part of the Steelers’ great depth at guard.

“I probably won’t be playing this game, most likely,” Dotson said. “They want to get some more rest for my shoulder. So, we’ll be taking that, but I’m ready to see what other guys can bring. We feel like this is the best time to rest it. Don’t want to get into the season, and they’ll give me a week, rehabbing for a week, and it’ll get better.”

The Steelers will get a chance to see others at guard. Players such as Spencer Anderson, Bill Dunkle, Ryan McCollum, and even Dylan Cook could see extended looks at guard against the Atlanta Falcons. Nate Herbig is questionable to play, but Mike Tomlin categorized him as a guy they would ‘leave the light on’ for during his press conference on Tuesday.

Dotson’s had some frustrating injuries in his career around this time, dealing with an ankle injury that kept him out a significant amount of time in 2021. It seems Pittsburgh will rehab this shoulder injury in hopes that it can improve before the season starts. Other injuries on the team include Herbig, Tre Norwood, and Larry Ogunjobi. As stated above, those guys are all “light on” players who will have a chance to play. Tomlin notes that the Steelers will not decide on those players until the last second.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
G Kevin Dotson Shoulder Aug. 22 Week to week Active, out this week
G Nate Herbig Shoulder Aug. 13 Day to day Active, questionable
ILB Nick Kwiatkoski Right shoulder Aug. 11 Undisclosed Active, probable
NT Keeanu Benton Left ankle Aug. 11 Day to day Active, probable
DT Larry Ogunjobi Right foot/ankle Aug. 9 Day to day Active, questionable
DB Tre Norwood Right calf Aug. 6 Day to day Active, probable
CB Joey Porter Jr. Left ankle Aug. 5 Day to day Active, will play
WR Cody White Undisclosed Aug. 19 Undisclosed Injured reserve
WR Hakeem Butler Undisclosed Aug. 19 Undisclosed Injured reserve
LB Chapelle Russell II Knee Aug. 11 Undisclosed Injured reserve
CB Cory Trice Right knee Aug. 1 Out for season Injured reserve
RB Alfonzo Graham Torn right labrum July 29 Out for season Injured reserve
DT Renell Wren Torn right Achilles tendon May 17 Out for season Injured reserve

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