Steelers Injury Update: RG Trai Turner Suffered Knee Injury
PITTSBURGH — Right guard Trai Turner suffered a knee injury in the Steelers’ 26-14 win over the Cleveland Browns on Monday night, head coach Mike Tomlin announced after the game.
Turner was the only significant injury that Tomlin described after the victory, assigning everyone else to “bumps and bruises associated with play.”
Right tackle Chukwuma Okorafor missed one play and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon was attended to by trainers, but both players returned to the game.
Turner did not miss much, if any time. Rashaad Coward served as the team’s backup guard for the game, with J.C. Hassenauer starting for Kendrick Green at center. Tackle Joe Haeg can also play guard.
Turner also injured his knee in Week 16 against Kansas City, but was a full participant in two of the team’s three practice sessions in the week leading up to the Browns game.
His status will need to be monitored with a short week of preparation for the Steelers’ regular season finale against Baltimore on Sunday.