The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to squeak out a 26-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Week 9 at Heinz Field, and while the play itself has left fans with plenty to discuss, the injury situation shouldn’t be a huge talking point.
At least not for players who were injured during the game vs the Colts.
In-game injuries were rare on Sunday, and the only players who Mike Tomlin named as new to the injury report were running back Trey Edmunds and wide receiver/return man Ryan Switzer both suffering rib injuries.
Both players stayed in the game despite their injuries.
The more notable injury for the black-and-gold had to be to fullback Roosevelt Nix who re-aggravated his knee injury. Tomlin didn’t state whether this was the same injury that saw him miss an extended period of time after the Week 1 loss to the Patriots, or a new injury sustained during practice this week which saw him be Questionable on the team’s injury report after practice Friday.
To be honest, the biggest injuries for the Steelers remain players who were injured during the Week 8 win over the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football. Those would be Ramon Foster, who remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, and James Conner, who sustained a sprained shoulder in the fourth quarter of the prime time game.
Before the game Sunday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted from his verified Twitter account how Conner might not just miss the Colts game, but also the Los Angeles Rams game in Week 10.
Steelers’ RB James Conner, listed as doubtful for Sunday with a shoulder injury, is not expected to play against the Colts and also is in jeopardy of not playing next week against the Rams, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 3, 2019
Tomlin added he would have more of an update on all injuries during his Week 10 press conference, but it is a good thing to not have major injuries sustained during a game for once.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers as they prepare for the Rams to come to Heinz Field next Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.