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Report: Early diagnosis of Ramon Foster injury points to good news

One report suggests the Steelers might have dodged a bullet with Ramon Foster’s lower extremity injury.

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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.

While Rapoport’s news doesn’t seem very solid, it would also jive with the following report from SteelCityInsider’s Jim Wexell following practice.

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.