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Steelers Injury Updates: LG Kevin Dotson Has Hip Flexor Injury

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GREEN BAY, Wisc. — Steelers left guard Kevin Dotson has suffered a left hip flexor injury in the team’s 27-17 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin announced after the game.

Dotson was injured in the fourth quarter of the game. He was examined in the Steelers’ sideline medical tent and remained on the sideline, but did not return to the game. He was replaced on the field by veteran backup B.J. Finney. 

Tomlin did not give a prognosis for how much time Dotson might miss. Like most soft tissue injuries, hip flexors can have an extremely varied amount of time needed for recovery.

The Steelers were already playing without both starting tackles, Chukwuma Okorafor (concussion) and Zach Banner (knee). Rookie Dan Moore Jr. and veteran backup Joe Haeg started at tackle against the Packers.

Steelers cornerback Cam Sutton also left the game in the fourth quarter and did not return. Tomlin said Sutton has a groin injury, but gave no update on the severity. Sutton was injured on the penultimate defensive series of the game. He was replaced by James Pierre.

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