CINCINNATI — Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth let his team’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth quarter to be evaluated for a concussion, head coach Mike Tomlin announced after the Steelers’ 41-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Freiermuth made a diving touchdown catch in the final minutes of the game to score the only touchdown for Pittsburgh in the lopsided defeat. Tomlin did not specifically say when Freiermuth was injured, but quarterback Ben Roethlisberger alluded to Freiermuth taking a hit to make the play.
Pat Freiermuth’s sixth touchdown of the season was an absolute beaut 🤤 pic.twitter.com/czchj8F1Kw
— Onward State (@OnwardState) November 28, 2021
The only other injury of significance was a knee injury suffered by inside linebacker Robert Spillane. He was ruled out of returning when he left the game. Tomlin did not have further update.
“Pat takes a crazy hit to the head … people will say why, but it showed his heart and his character,” Roethlisberger said.
The Steelers are already without co-starter Eric Ebron, who was placed on injured reserve on Saturday with a knee injury.
After Freiermuth, Zach Gentry and Kevin Rader are the other two tight ends on the roster.