Steelers tight end Zach Gentry has a “significant” knee injury, head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed after the team’s 27-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Gentry left the game in the first quarter and did not return. His injury was the only that Tomlin singled out after the game as potentially having repercussions moving forward.
“I’ll have an update on that, I’m sure, for you [Monday,]” Tomlin said.
The Steelers were already shorthanded at tight end with co-starter Vance McDonald missing his second game on the COVID-19 list. Tomlin did not have an update on McDonald’s status.
Gentry’s injury left the Steelers with just starter Eric Ebron available at the tight end position. Tackle Jerald Hawkins worked some at the position in a blocking capacity.
The Steelers will have just a couple days to prepare for their next opponent, as the Baltimore Ravens will visit Heinz Field on Thursday night.
The team has two tight ends on the practice squad, third-year pro Kevin Rader, who is in his second year with the team, and Tulane grad Charles Jones, who the Steelers signed on Nov. 17.