Steelers Severe Injury Storm 2013 rivaling the one of 2012 that swept through Latrobe

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

Perhaps the injuries themselves aren't severe, but the frequency in which they appear to be happening has to alarm fans and meteorologists alike.

Another rash of injuries is sweeping through Latrobe like the severe injury storm of 2012.

Already down TEs Heath Miller and David Johnson and NT Alameda Ta'amu (who's since been activated) on the PUP list, cornerbacks Cortez Allen, DeMarcus Van Dyke, Terry Hawthorne and Curtis Brown have gone down. TE Matt Spaeth went down Wednesday. OT Guy Whimper and Plaxico Burress were injured in Thursday's practice - one in which WR Emmanuel Sanders didn't participate.

These aren't season-ending injuries - none that have been confirmed that way, at least. But the missed time on the field is missed reps with their teammates on a team that struggled with continuity last season.

Bumps and bruises are a part of the game, and perhaps the fact the players are apparently being taken off on a cart is more suggestive to the level of alert of more significant injuries, but the team is simply taking precautions and giving them a ride back to the trainer's room.

The Steelers play Saturday, so a message of "play through the pain" might not be the best course of action right now.

It all could be nothing. But it will be made into something by the media and fans because of the amount of injuries the Steelers have had to overcome in the past.

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