Steelers Injury Updates
Steelers Injury Updates: Steelers Leave Jacksonville Injury Free
The preseason is a good time for evaluating players, but injuries can rear their ugly heads any time a team takes the field. Luckily for the Steelers on Saturday in Jacksonville, it appears they left the game unscathed on the injury front.
In his postgame press conference following the team’s 16-15 win, Mike Tomlin did not list any injuries. While for now, they are clear, Tomlin acknowledges that injuries could always pop up in the days following the game. Still, they came out injury free as it stands right now.
“To the best of my knowledge, but you know, the upcoming days and hours will tell that tale.”
It is still about as encouraging as possible that the Steelers came out of the game with no immediate injuries. That does not mean the Steelers have a clean bill of health overall. But that the injury list was not growing at all. Eight players did not dress for the game against the Jaguars.
Wide receiver Calvin Austin III (foot sprain), slot cornerback Arthur Maulet (hamstring), and defensive tackle Montravius Adams (ankle) all did not participate in the matchup. Meanwhile, defensive lineman Cam Heyward (left ankle), fullback Derek Watt (shoulder), outside linebacker Alex Highsmith (ribs), and inside linebacker Marcus Allen (hamstring) were all not dressed in the game proper.
Either way, the Steelers are a team that has mostly avoided the serious injury bug. Karl Joseph and Anthony Miller sustained season-ending injuries last week. The Steelers will play next against the Lions on Sunday, August 28. The hope is that some of those names listed above are able to suit up as the Steelers have one more tune-up game before they head to Cincinnati on September 11. For players that are on the roster bubble, staying healthy is as key as anything, and that is true for some of the names listed above.