Tomlin: Five Steelers Injured Sunday

Injury Report Includes Multiple Starters

Josh Rowntree
July 29, 2018 - 9:07 pm
Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster looks on during 2018 Training Camp

Josh Rowntree

A day after left guard Ramon Foster was carted off with a knee injury that is reportedly going to keep him out up to five weeks, five more Steelers players were listed as being injured, according to Pittsburgh head coach Mike Tomlin.

Tight end Vance McDonald (foot), wide receiver Juju Smith-Schuster (unspecified), safety Sean Davis (groin tightness), linebacker T.J. Watt (hamstring tightness) and linebacker Ola Adeniyi (unspecified) all dealt with injuries Sunday.

“We had a number of guys go off with a variety of ailments today,” Tomlin said. We’ll have more information on those guys when we get it.

“We don’t know the severity of any of these. Such is life this time of year.”

Morgan Burnett, who has not participated the previous two days with a hamstring injury, again missed the entirety of practice. 

Hamstring ailments continue to be a storyline in the Steelers offseason, as the injury has become fairly common. 

“The big way you manage it is you come duly prepared,” Tomlin said. “Physical conditioning precedes anything else. It’s obvious when you get in this environment, with the reactionary movement associated with football, the amount of work that we do, that that’s part of it. 

“The best thing to do is to minimize its impact on the collective group by coming in in shape. And largely, we have done that.”

If Foster’s knee injury, believed to be a hyperextension that Tomlin described as "non-surgical," keeps him out five weeks, that still gives him a shot at returning for Pittsburgh’s trip to Cleveland in week one of the NFL season. 

“I never speculate,” Tomlin added. “I’m always hopeful. I was that, so we got relatively good news.”

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