Let’s not read too much into the headline of this article. The Pittsburgh Steelers have their share of injuries to deal with heading into Week 2 of NFL Preseason action. Players like Maurkice Pouncey, Sean Davis, Artie Burns, Diontae Johnson, Joe Haden and Vince Williams were all held out of the Week 1 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to help them heal.
But for the offseason roster this was the first chance for the team to hit an opponent who wasn’t also considered a teammate. With that comes the regular potential of having players get injured.
While the Steelers fans saw several members of the Buccaneers leave with injuries, the Steelers left the game pretty much unscathed. After the game Mike Tomlin addressed the media and listed only Christian Scotland-Williamson among the players injured. Scotland-Williamson suffered a hamstring injury at some point during the contest.
Every other player fell under Tomlin’s “usual bumps and bruises associated with playing the game” tag, including Ola Adeniyi who reportedly limped off the field at one point in the second half. For a player who was sent to Injured Reserve for a hamstring pull in the 4th preseason game in 2018, it was good to hear he wasn’t listed on Tomlin’s report.
The team now tries to heal up and prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs next Saturday at Heinz Field. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers Training Camp and more!
You can see Tomlin’s full post-game press conference below: