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Steelers lose another inside linebacker after beating Packers

The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious for the sixth time this season, but during the game the team suffered some injuries to positions which can hardly sustain these injuries. The biggest injury during the win over the Green Bay Packers was to inside linebacker Kwon Alexander.

In Mike Tomlin’s post-game press conference he spoke about the injuries and said Alexander’s injury was labeled as a “serious lower body injury”. Tomlin didn’t go into specifics, but the fact the team has already lost Cole Holcomb for the season, losing Alexander would require the team to have to dip into the free agent waters to try and fill the gaps at the inside linebacker position.

Outside of Alexander, wide receiver Diontae Johnson had a thumb injury, but was able to return.

After a key interception, Keanu Neal suffered a rib injury, and is being evaluated following the victory.

As was noted on the telecast, long snapper Christian Kuntz suffered an ankle injury, but was not mentioned by Tomlin in the post-game press conference.

When you add all these injuries up, especially those on defense, you can see how the Steelers could be more than thin moving into Week 11. There is hope the Steelers will get some players back in the lineup, mainly Minkah Fitzpatrick, for the Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns on the road.

For more information on the Steelers as they press on throughout the regular season, be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes on the black-and-gold.


Kwon Alexander ruptured his Achilles tendon, and is considered done for the year.


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