PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin gave updates on a trio of Steelers injuries on the offensive side of the football following Sunday evening’s home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Receiver Myles Boykin and tailback Jaylen Warren left the contest with oblique and hamstring injuries, respectively, while center Mason Cole suffered a foot injury.
Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick, who made a quick return after an appendectomy, was not limited and wasn’t mentioned among the Steelers injuries.
“All those guys will be evaluated and I’ll have some more information for you at the top of this upcoming week,” Tomlin said in the post-game press conference.
Warren’s setback came after a first-quarter reception on the left sideline. A week ago, the undrafted rookie running back pulled in three passes for 40 yards and rushed for 37 yards against the New Orleans Saints. After he was declared questionable to return, fourth-year man Benny Snell filled in as Najee Harris’ understudy. Snell has played almost exclusively on special teams this season.
Cole has been nursing a foot injury for a good part of the campaign but hasn’t allowed it to keep him out. J.C. Hassenhauer took over for him as the Steelers’ offense’s fulcrum.
“It feels good,’ Cole said after the game. “I’m OK.”
Boykin has one grab for Pittsburgh this go-round, an 11-yard reception against Buffalo in October. He spent the first three years of his career with Baltimore after being drafted in the third round out of Notre Dame.
Pittsburgh will want its offense healthy for an upcoming matchup with Indianapolis, so these Steelers injuries will be something to watch in the coming days.
Alan Saunders contributed reporting from Pittsburgh.