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Steelers loss to Browns can’t be blamed on in-game injuries

The Pittsburgh Steelers might have issues on the team right now, but one of those is not injuries which occurred during the team’s 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns on the road Sunday.

During the loss the Steelers lost safety Elijah Riley with an ankle injury, something which Mike Tomlin said was a “high ankle” will have to be evaluated this week. Typically, a high ankle sprain can be a long term injury and could further deplete the Steelers secondary.

The hope is the team could potentially get Minkah Fitzpatrick back from his hamstring injury which has sidelined him since the team’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Steelers’ secondary is so depleted at the moment they are having to rely on players who haven’t been on the active roster, and are now starting.

The Steelers lost the game to the Browns, but unlike in previous weeks when the Steelers lost players like Kwon Alexander and Cole Holcomb, you can’t blame the loss on the injuries sustained during the contest. Obviously, there will be other players who might have some “bumps and bruises associated with play” which will be covered when Mike Tomlin meets with media on Tuesday.

Be sure to stay tuned to SCN for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they prepare for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12.


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