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Steelers’ Training Camp Recap: Injuries mount after latest practice

The Steelers were back on the gridiron at training camp, and we’ve got the recap for you!

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were back at it again in full pads on Sunday and, after several consecutive days of intense practice, the injuries are starting to mount.

Before Sunday’s practice Morgan Burnett (hamstring) and Ramon Foster (hyper-extended knee) dominated the injury headlines. However, during Sunday’s practice, the injury bug continued to work its way through the squad.

Here’s a quick rundown on the injuries sustained during Sunday’s practice, and announced by head coach Mike Tomlin:

While Smith-Schuster’s injury remains unknown, the Watt and Davis injuries can certainly be considered as the usual camp injuries. But fans were concerned when they saw McDonald leave practice with a foot injury. Not only can foot injuries linger, but McDonald battled injuries throughout the 2017 season, so fans are wondering if this might be a precursor of things to come this season as well.

Mark Kaboly of The Athletic put some perspective on the news of McDonald being carted off the field:

Compared to other NFL teams, the Steelers have been fortunate with their injuries thus far. When you hear about a number of teams losing key players for the season, the news of Ramon Foster’s knee injury not being season-ending should be a comfort to the organization and the fan base.

Time for some other tidbits from Steelers’ training camp:

Players respond to Ramon Foster’s injury scare

Because the Steelers’ offensive line has remained intact for almost three seasons now, whenever a member of the crew goes down, there’s concern across the board. We all saw the photos of Ben Roethlisberger helping Foster into a van and comforting him on the cart.

It looked bad, but thankfully the team got some good news. Here’s what his teammates had to say:

Defense wins ‘Seven Shots’

After the offense got the best of the defense, it was the defense who got revenge by winning 4 of the 7 attempts.

Watt showing some progression

The Steelers’ top 2017 NFL Draft had a tremendous rookie campaign, and has shown some serious signs of improvement throughout the early portions of camp — and this progress is showing despite the fact he’s now rushing from the opposite side.