The Pittsburgh Steelers were excited to put the pads on for the first time this training camp, but the excitement quickly turned to concern when offensive guard Ramon Foster went down with what appeared to be a right knee injury during 11 v. 11 drills.
Foster was carted off, and things didn’t look good. After practice, Mike Tomlin called the injury a lower extremity injury, and he didn’t have nearly enough information to be able to tell the media what the severity of the injury was.
Later Saturday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network had a report with good news for the black-and-gold.
Two injury notes: The knee injury suffered by #Panthers OT Daryl Williams is not believed to be season-ending. ... And the knee injury that saw #Steelers G Ramon Foster carted off is not thought to be serious. Both much better than they looked.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 29, 2018
While Rapoport’s news doesn’t seem very solid, it would also jive with the following report from SteelCityInsider’s Jim Wexell following practice.
Sources say Ramon Foster is in good spirits.— James C Wexell (@jimwexell) July 28, 2018
The prognosis isn’t known, but one team source said “I’m crossing my fingers that it’s a Rob Golden type of thing.”
Golden went down in camp a few years ago with a scream, and was carted off, but his injury was minor.
It should be noted Rapoport suggested Panthers Daryl Williams’ injury was not season-ending, yet he dislocated his patellar tendon and tore his MCL. Technically, Williams could return this season, but odds are he will be done for the year.
In other words, take his words on Foster with a grain of salt until the team releases news on the injury.
Otherwise, keep thinking positive thoughts, and stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Foster injury, and other news coming from training camp.