The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to come from behind to beat the Indianapolis Colts 20-17 in Week 10, but it came at a cost. With all the starters in the lineup for the first time this season, it doesn’t look as if that will last long with the team now facing a short week of preparation before playing the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football at Heinz Field.
The most notable injuries occurred in the team’s secondary, mainly cornerback Joe Haden. After the game, Mike Tomlin announced the injury was a fibula fracture. He said it is a “high” fracture on the bone, which isn’t clear what that means for how long he will be out of the lineup.
Also mentioned was Mike Mitchell just suffering an “ankle” injury. Tomlin wasn’t clear whether it was a re-aggravated injury to his Achilles tendon or not. Tomlin continued, talking about players who suffered injuries during the game, but were able to return. Those were Vance McDonald with an ankle injury, and Darrius Heyward-Bey with a toe/foot injury.
The team will have little-to-no time to get injured players up to speed, and it is likely the team will be without Haden and Mitchell, at least for Week 11, and possibly beyond. Coty Sensabaugh stepped up in place of Haden, while Robert Golden and J.J. Wilcox would be the next up behind Mitchell.
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