The PIttsburgh Steelers may have only been in camp for four days, but there is already a potentially serious injury to worry about. While there has been no official word yet from the team about the full extent of his injury, seeing veteran guard Ramon Foster being carted off the field on Saturday was a troubling sight for both fans and teammates alike.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger consoles offensive guard Ramon Foster. #Ramon pic.twitter.com/wIVFGHt5ZQ— Peter Diana (@peterdianapghpg) July 28, 2018
.@steelers @_BigBen7 helps @RamonFoster on to a cart after Foster went down during practice pic.twitter.com/MfBAzqkCAv— Charles Palla (@ChazPalla) July 28, 2018
Judging by the comments posted on social media by the various beat writers on hand at Latrobe who saw Foster get hurt, it would appear he suffered some sort of knee injury during a live passing drill, and at first glance, it did not look good.
While there is little point trying to speculate about the severity of the injury based on eyewitness accounts, the look of concern on the faces of players like Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Shazier is far from comforting. The look of dejection on the face of Foster is certainly upsetting.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger consoles offensive guard Ramon Foster. pic.twitter.com/bo6NpTYXV9— Peter Diana (@peterdianapghpg) July 28, 2018
B.J. Finney replaced him at left guard for the rest of the practice session and he would be the next man up until Foster is able to return. Entering his final season under contract with Pittsburgh in 2018, it would be heartbreaking to learn that this injury could jeopardize what might be Foster’s last year with the Steelers. Fans should have their fingers crossed the team will have some positive news to share once the medical staff have had a chance to do an evaluation.
Unfortunately, Mike Tomlin was not in a position to pass on that information quite yet when he spoke about Foster in his post-practice media session.
“Ramon Foster went down with a lower body injury. He’s being evaluated. When I get further definitive information I’ll share that with you.”
Mike Tomlin on Ramon Foster who was carted off field today #SteelersCsmp pic.twitter.com/F2o7pYgiP6— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) July 28, 2018
When more information becomes available, we will be sure to update this article.