PITTSBURGH — The already banged up Steelers suffered two more injuries in Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Rams, as wide receiver and kick returner Ryan Switzer and outside linebacker Ola Adeniyi were both banged up.
Switzer, who was limited in practice in the week leading up to the game with a back injury, re-injured his back on a fourth quarterback punt return and did not return to the game.
Adeniyi, the Steelers’ third-string outside linebacker and a top special teams contributor, suffered a hip injury in the second half of the game.
Head coach Mike Tomlin said both players were still being evaluated after the game.
The Steelers already played without four players, as running backs James Conner (AC joint) and Benny Snell, Jr. (meniscus), fullback Roosevelt Nix (knee) and guard Ramon Foster (concussion protocol) missed the game.
Now, they’ll have just three days to prepare for their next game, so injured players won’t have much time to get back into the swing of things.
“We work on a short week. We’ve got to go to Cleveland for Thursday night. No rest for the weary.”