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Steelers dealing with huge injuries heading into Week 5

The Pittsburgh Steelers were losers in Week 4, a road loss to the Houston Texans, but there was more than just the scoreboard when the black-and-gold lost. They also lost in the injury category. Following the game Mike Tomlin met with the media and talked about the laundry list the Steelers have heading into a divisional game at home in Week 5.

The biggest injury was the knee injury to starting quarterback Kenny Pickett. Tomlin said the injury needed to be evaluated, but didn’t have any other information pertaining to the significance, or lack thereof, of Pickett’s knee.

Another player who left the game and was ruled out almost immediately was tight end Pat Freiermuth. Freiermuth left with a hamstring injury, which just like Pickett needs to be further evaluated.

Lumped into the “needs further evaluation” category would be starting left tackle Dan Moore Jr. Moore left the game with a knee injury of his own which resulted in Broderick Jones seeing the field for significant reps for the first time in his first professional game.

The only other injury of note was to defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal. Tomlin was very unsure of the injury to Leal, but did state he is being evaluated and he’ll know more when Tomlin meets the media Tuesday for his typical press confererence.

The Steelers now sit with a 2-2 record and must prepare for the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5 at Acrisure Stadium. Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they press on throughout the regular season.


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