PITTSBURGH — Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was back at the team’s practice facility on Monday, less than 24 hours after being hospitalized for a concussion suffered during the Steelers’ 26-23 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Rudolph walked through the team’s locker room at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side on Monday afternoon, greeting his teammates and seemed to be doing well after his scary injury.
In the third quarter on Sunday, Rudolph was struck in the jaw by the helmet of Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas. Rudolph appeared to lose consciousness on the field, but was able to walk off with assistance.
Rudolph remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol and his presence at the practice facility Monday does nothing to clear up his potential availability for the Steelers’ Week 5 trip to Los Angeles.
But the fact that Rudolph was well enough to come to work on Monday has to be taken as a positive for the health of the Steelers’ 24-year-old quarterback.
• Wide receiver James Washington was wearing a sling over his left arm on Monday. Head coach Mike Tomlin said on Sunday night that Washington injured his AC joint.
• Inside linebacker Mark Barron was walking without a limp after leaving Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury.
Tomlin should be expected to update the status of all of the Steelers’ injured players during his weekly press conference on Tuesday.