Steelers linebacker Ola Adeniyi has left the team’s Thursday Night Football game against the Cleveland Browns with a concussion and will not return.
Adeniyi, the Steelers’ top backup at outside linebacker thanks to an injury to Anthony Chickillo, was injured on a punt coverage play after the Steelers’ first offensive drive of the game.
He was originally listed as questionable to return before being downgraded to out at halftime.
The second-year linebacker out of Toledo was limited in practice this week with a hip injury.
The Steelers signed outside linebacker Jay Elliot in order to relieve their crunch at the position before the game on Thursday. With Adeniyi out, he’s the only healthy backup available to spell starters Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt. Elliott did not practice with the team this week.