The Pittsburgh Steelers have been carrying a number of injuries at some key positions throughout training camp this year and those bumps and bruises look set to prevent several significant names from taking part in the team’s first preseason game on Thursday.
When speaking to the media for the last time before their game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, Mike Tomlin made it clear that many of the players carrying injuries would be held out of the contest.
#LIVE: Coach Tomlin previews Thursday night’s preseason matchup vs. the Eagles. https://t.co/xfM7ygUdnp— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 7, 2018
Among the names specifically mentioned by Tomlin were Antonio Brown (quad), T.J. Watt, Bud Dupree (concussion) and Vance McDonald (foot) and all of them have been notably absent from training for several days now. Ben Roethlisberger is also expected to miss the game, but not because of injury.
Brown was back with his teammates at Saint Vincent College on Tuesday and it is hoped he will be able to resume practice after Thursday’s game, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
After a five-day absence, Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (quad) was back for the team walkthrough Tuesday morning. Coach Mike Tomlin said Brown won’t practice today but will return to action after Thursday’s preseason game against Philadelphia.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 7, 2018
As more information becomes available about the status of the Steelers’ injured players, we will be sure to update this post.