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Steelers Have No Injuries Heading into Week 1



Steelers DT Larry Ogunjobi
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi at training camp, Aug. 8, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have no injury concerns heading into their Week 1 matchup against the 49ers. During his press conference on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin revealed that the team has no significant injury concerns as they enter the prep week. While he acknowledged some players were limited on Monday, it was due to caution around those injuries.

“You know, not really as I sit here today,” Tomlin said. “We had a couple of guys that were limited yesterday, but that’s more of a prudent approach on our part. We were in that phase of player development in the week and we still have Wednesday waiting on us, so we feel pretty good about player availability.”

Against the Atlanta Falcons, Larry Ogunjobi, Cam Heyward, Nick Herbig, and James Daniels did not play due to injuries. By the way, Tomlin talks, those injuries, plus any minor ones that may have occurred during that final game, should be cleared up. Pittsburgh heads into that game with a clean bill of health for the most part, outside of some of those ailments. But it does not seem to be anything serious.

On the other hand, the 49ers have some serious questions. Beyond the Nick Bosa questions, George Kittle is dealing with an adductor strain hampering his ability to practice early in the week.

Kittle played 12 snaps in the 49ers’ final preseason, seemingly clearing him of the injury, but he has not practiced since that game. He suffered the injury during training camp and has logged only two practices in the last three weeks. Kittle missed the first two weeks of last season with a groin strain, and it appears now that the standout tight end has questions about if he will play this year. Pittsburgh will monitor those practice reports for the 49ers closely as a result.

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