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Steelers Injury Updates: Cam Heyward Gets Good News after Ankle Scare



Steelers DL Cam Heyward

UNITY TWP., Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman and team captain Cam Heyward left the team’s final training camp practice at St. Vincent College on Thursday with an left ankle injury.

Heyward was injured during the team’s practice-opening seven shots goal-line drill. Rookie running back Jaylen Warren took a handoff and scampered past Heyward, with offensive lineman Kendrick Green falling awkwardly onto the pile.

Heyward stayed down after the play, but got to his feet and limped off under his own power. His left ankle was examined by team trainer John Norwig.

Heyward said after practice that tests revealed no serious damage and that he feels sore, but otherwise fine.

“I just got rolled up,” Heyward said. “An o-lineman rolled on the back of my ankle, but I’ll be fine. A little sore. It is what it is. I was get checked out upstairs and I came right back down.”

The 33-year-old Steelers stalwart has been the healthiest member of a banged-up defensive line throughout training camp, as fellow projected starters Tyson Alualu (knee) and Larry Ogunjobi (foot) have been consistently limited by injury.

“Obviously, each of us have our different days when we’re off, but I think we’ve had good individual moments and collectively, I think we’re going to be a good group.”

Backup defensive lineman Isaiahh Loudermilk, who left Wednesday’s practice with a rib injury, returned and practiced in full on Thursday.

Fullback Derek Watt (shoulder) and inside linebacker Marcus Allen (hamstring) participated only in individual drills.

Outside linebacker Alex Highsmith (ribs), defensive tackle Montravius Adams (ankle), slot cornerback Arthur Maulet (hamstring) all continued to be held out of practice.

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