As the Pittsburgh Steelers inch closer to the end of training camp for 2018, the list of injured players sitting out practice continues to grow. When naming the players who were held out training on Monday, it might just be simpler to highlight the ones who were able to participate instead.
For local beat writer Dale Lolley, one tweet hardly continatined enough characters to list all the players absent from practice.
With the Steelers set to face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, there is a very good chance that a number of the players held out of training over the past few days will miss the game at Lambeau Field.
Although Ben Roethlisberger was among the names on the sidelines on Tuesday, his absence was merely the consequence of a veteran rest day, while Stephon Tuitt was excused practice because on an illness.
Perhaps the biggest injury news of the day was created by beat writer Ed Bouchette from The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Despite numerous reports to the contrary from multiple other local reporters at practice, Bouchette chose to share an inaccurate report about the health of Antonio Brown, one that quickly drew the ire of the Steelers’ star wide receiver.
Bro seriously have some respect you making shit up clown https://t.co/SxgHHee7KV— Antonio Brown (@AB84) August 13, 2018
Brown looked less than happy when talking to Bouchette on the sideline just moments after he had become aware of the tweet the reporter had written about him, and went out of his way to show how misleading this “inside information” really was.
We done caught him lying pic.twitter.com/3hORRXth0Y— theOvision. . AuRA ™ (@Truth_305) August 13, 2018
While Mike Tomlin did not address any specific injury concerns at the end of practice, he did acknowledge to reporters that Brown had not suffered any sort of set back or new injury at practice on Monday.