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Steelers Injury Report: Two injured starters will be key injuries heading into Week 7

The Pittsburgh Steelers got the win, but lost two starters in the process.

NFL: AFC Divisional-Pittsburgh Steelers at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious in Week 6, beating the formerly undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, but they weren’t able to get out of the game without suffering some injuries along the way.

The most notable injury was to right tackle Marcus Gilbert. Gilbert, who had missed the previous three games with a hamstring injury, re-injured the same hamstring, per Mike Tomlin in his post-game press conference, which is bad news for Gilbert. There is little-to-no chance Gilbert plays this Sunday vs. the Bengals, and could be out of the lineup until after the bye week to allow the hamstring to fully heal.

Inside linebacker Vince Williams injured his hip, and his availability moving forward is certainly in question, depending on the severity of the injury. Tyler Matakevich came into the game to replace Williams, and stayed in the game for the duration of the game.

Tomlin said several other players left the game at one point or another, but were able to come back in the game.

It should be noted these post-game injuries can be worse than expected, and can also show to be nothing. Last week Ramon Foster wasn’t named after the game, but didn’t practice all week with a back injury, and didn’t play in the game Sunday.

With that said, stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on these injuries heading into a huge game against the Bengals in Week 7.