Despite the Pittsburgh Steelers dismal performance in Week 1 of the 2016 preseason, most fans realize the game doesn't matter and simply hope for no injuries throughout the meaningless game. Although the Steelers did suffer a few injuries, they were hardly the earth shattering variety.
Ross Ventrone, Anthony Chickillo, Bruce Gradkowski and Brian Mihalik will be evaluated.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 13, 2016
The most significant injury, in terms of player significance, on the list is that of Anthony Chickillo. The outside linebacker has been impressing throughout training camp, and everyone involved is hoping the ankle injury suffered against the Lions isn't significant and won't slow down the progression of Chickillo.
Others listed as injured were safety Ross Ventrone and quarterback Bruce Gradkowski, both suffered hamstring injuries while Brian Mihalik suffered a knee injury.
Head coach Mike Tomlin stated all injuries will be evaluated and updated on a day-to-day basis.
The Steelers do not have practice Saturday, but return to work Sunday, Monday and Tuesday in the final open practices of training camp to the public.
The team's next preseason game is Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles at Heinz Field. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. EDT.
UPDATE: Bruce Gradkowski's hamstring injury may be serious as he is scheduled to have an MRI on the injury, per Gerry Dulac.
Bruce Gradkowski said he heard "a pop" when he injured hamstring trying to get down after scramble. Having MRI tomorrow— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) August 13, 2016