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Latest update shows Ramon Foster avoids ligament damage to knee, out 4-5 weeks

The Steelers, and Ramon Foster, dodge a huge bullet with the latest report on the guard’s injured knee.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers feared the worst, but hoped for the best, when they saw starting guard Ramon Foster go down with a knee injury during Saturday’s training camp practice. It was reported Foster’s injury was not a season-ending injury, and further reports show this to be the truth.

According to Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network, Foster hyperextended his knee after reportedly being rolled up on by Stephon Tuitt, but did not suffer any ligament damage.

A 4-5 week diagnosis, while putting his return right around the start of the regular season, is certainly better than the alternative. It should be worth noting it is also reported Foster has some bone bruising in his knee.

While bone bruises don’t sound serious, they can be extremely painful, and delay the process for a player trying to get back on the field.

In the meantime, B.J. Finney will take over the starting left guard duties, and Finney has filled in well for Foster in the past whenever he was out of the roster due to injury.

These statistics per Pro Football Focus (PFF):

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on this situation as the team presses on throughout their training camp schedule.