The Steelers had four players suffer injuries during the team’s Saturday night practice at Heinz Field, head coach Mike Tomlin announced after practice.
Long snapper Kameron Canaday (knee), running back Wendell Smallwood (shoulder), linebacker Robert Spillane (finger) and defensive tackle Chris Wormley (shoulder) all were not able to fully complete the practice session due to injuries.
Tomlin said the players are still being evaluated, but does not expect any of the injuries to be severe.
In addition, the team remains without right guard David DeCastro, who missed his fifth practice with an unknown ailment. Backup guard Kevin Dotson (knee) also has not practiced since his injury on Tuesday and center Maurkice Pouncey has been dealing with a death in his family, according to his Instagram post earlier in the day.
Safety Terrell Edmunds and wide receiver Diontae Johnson missed their second consecutive session with injuries that Tomlin has characterized as day-to-day.
Additionally, running back James Conner and defensive end Stephon Tuitt were not full participants in the workout. Tomlin did not specifically explain their absence, but said the team has some players that were held out due to COVID-19 procedures. Both Conner and Tuitt were at Heinz Field for the session.
“We had a number of guys that we held out of work or that missed work today because they’re held up in COVID proceedings or procedures. No one to mention at this time in terms of being on the COVID list, but they are in the procedure. We’re going to exercise all precaution like we normally do and we’re going to adhere to the procedure to the fullest.