CLEVELAND — Steelers kicker Chris Boswell is doing well despite taking a big hit that knocked him out of the Steelers’ win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Boswell took a shot from Browns defensive tackle Jordan Elliott while attempting a fake field goal late in the first half. He was removed from the game for evaluation in the concussion protocol and did not return, with the Steelers forgoing the use of a kicker in his absence.
Boswell was not made available to speak with the media after the game, but posted on Instagram to thank fans and update his status.
“Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers!” Boswell wrote. “I am doing okay. Dressed up as a quarterback for Halloween and things got spooky.”
Elliott did not receive a penalty for the hit that knocked Boswell out of the contest, with referee Shaun Hochuli saying that the officials did not see contact that rose to the level of a foul on the hit.
CBS Sports NFL rules expert and former NFL official Gene Sterratore disagreed with the call, saying that a personal foul should have been called against Elliott.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin took the blame for putting the team in the position in the first place, saying the execution wasn’t good enough for him to be able justify calling for the fake field goal that got Boswell hurt.