As the Pittsburgh Steelers head back to the Steel City after losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-21, they leave Florida rather unscathed in terms of injuries. However, it wasn't as if they left injury-free.
Before the game, it was a surprise when ILB Lawrence Timmons was announced as inactive for the game. Fans and media had to wait until Mike Tomlin addressed the media after the game to get an official explanation as to why Timmons was sitting out, and Tomlin noted it was due to a toe injury he suffered in the team's final practice before leaving Saint Vincent College.
Tomlin added he is hopeful the injury will be listed as day-to-day, but as the Cincinnati Bengals found out in 2014 with A.J. Green, toe injuries can be much more severe and linger more than people might believe. With Timmons out of the lineup, it left the team very thin at ILB as usual reserve linebacker Vince Williams was also out of the game with a hamstring injury.
It will be worth noting Timmons' availability when the team returns to practice Sunday at 2:55 p.m. EST in Latrobe, PA.
The only other injury of note was to RB Josh Harris. Harris injured his foot during the preseason game, and Tomlin stated he would be evaluated when the team returns to training camp.
The injury to Harris, who sat out of the Hall of Fame Game due to a shoulder injury, opened the door for plenty of carries for RB Jawon Chisolm, as Le'Veon Bell and DeAngelo Williams had essentially called it a night well before the second half.
The next preseason game for the Steelers is next Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Heinz Field vs. the Green Bay Packers. The next practice session for the Steelers in Latrobe, PA is Sunday at 2:55 p.m. As always, the practice is open to the public.