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Steelers OTAs Recap Day 5: The hits keep coming after an injury-filled workout

The Pittsburgh Steelers likely lost two players for the year in a voluntary workout.

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Wednesday it was reported the Pittsburgh Steelers may have lost tackle Jerald Hawkins for the season after he left practice with an apparent knee injury. After further evaluation, sources tell ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler Hawkins didn’t injure his knee, but tore his quadriceps muscle in his leg.

While some may view a torn quadriceps as better than a knee ligament, both injuries could very well end the season before it even begins for Hawkins.

Sadly, Hawkins wasn’t alone with the injury news. Tight End Jake McGee also left practice with what was reported as a torn Achilles tendon in his lower leg.

McGee would later take to his official Twitter account to verify the news of his injured leg.

Both players had a promising season in front of them, but there is a strong chance both players end up on the Injured Reserve list sooner than later.

With every injury there is someone who benefits from the injury. In the instance of Hawkins’ injury, it would be Matt Feiler and Chukwuma Okorafor who will likely step up and try to fill the role left by Chris Hubbard as the backup swing tackle.

As for tight end, Xavier Grimble’s spot on the roster seems very secure now behind Vance McDonald and Jesse James.

Yeah, it was that kind of day at Steelers Organized Team Activities (OTAs). Nonetheless, check out a video from the workout which ended on a horrible note.