UNITY TWP., Pa — Steelers safety Damontae Kazee has a walking boot on his left foot after suffering a left ankle injury on Saturday during the team’s practice. Talking with the media on Sunday, Kazee noted that the injury is a setback, but he does not expect it to be too serious. The team and Kazee are taking the natural steps to make sure the injury is minimized and that he is fully healthy and ready to go for Week 1.
“I don’t have a sense that it’s serious,” Kazee said. “Just taking it week-by-week, and making sure I’m out there and ready to go in Week 1.”
Kazee suffered the injury while sliding awkwardly on the wet field after making an interception off Kenny Pickett. It seems the injury is something that was tweaked again yesterday and flared up on Kazee, causing the Steelers to shut him down and let him rest for the season.
Kazee does not view the injury as something that is threatening to week one or anything like that. Instead, the team will remain vigilant in making sure that he is healthy for the regular season, with the possibility that Kazee could return to training camp once the Steelers training staff clears him fully healed and ready for the season.