Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson and offensive linemen David DeCastro and Maurkice Pouncey were unable to finish the team’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday due to injury.
Johnson suffered a direct blow to his back, according to head coach Mike Tomlin, but may next week. He appeared to be injured on a punt return. With Johnson out, Chase Claypool and Ray-Ray McCloud got additional touches for the Steelers.
Johnson has missed practice time this season with a lingering toe injury and left the Steelers‘ Week 3 victory over the Houston Texans in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
DeCastro suffered an abdominal injury and Tomlin said his availability for the Steelers Week 6 AFC North opener against the Cleveland Browns is “in question.”
DeCastro also missed the Steelers’ first two games with a knee injury suffered in training camp. He was once again replaced by rookie Kevin Dotson at right guard.
Pouncey left the game late with a foot injury. Tomlin said he is still being evaluated. Do you was replaced by first-year center J.C. Hassenauer, who appeared in his third career game.
Backup center Stefen Wisniewski is on injured reserve with a pectoral injury suffered in the Steelers‘ Week 1 game against the New York Giants.