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The Steelers exit Tennessee with a win, and some notable injuries

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Two defensive starters will be nursing injuries this week leading up to Week 1 of the regular season.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to leave Tennessee with an 18-6 win over the Titans on Sunday Night Football, but they weren’t able to leave Week 3 without some notable injuries too.

With the defensive starters playing almost the entire first half, the team now is faced with two starters dealing with injuries which are hopefully not considered serious. Per head coach Mike Tomlin, Sean Davis, who left the game in the first half, suffered an ankle injury, while Bud Dupree has a thumb injury.

The main concern now is the severity of these injuries, considering they are to two starters on the defensive side of the football.

If you want to split hairs, the fact Davis walked off the field, and into the locker room, and wasn’t carted off could be viewed as a good sign, but time isn’t something on these players’ side. The team will travel to play the Carolina Panthers on Thursday night before having a full week leading up to their Week 1 game against the New England Patriots.

Two weeks is time for minor injuries to heal, but as Joe Haden has demonstrated so far this preseason, sometimes those smaller, nagging injuries, can linger and keep players out of the lineup longer than originally anticipated.

As for Davis, he is claiming he will be ready to go by Week 1:

Keep track of these injuries, as well as other news surrounding the Steelers as they head into Preseason Week 4 by checking in with BTSC early and often throughout the week!