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Report: Steelers CB Joe Haden injury labeled as “minor” ankle injury

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The Pittsburgh Steelers suffered a scare at practice on Wednesday with Joe Haden, but it seemed to be nothing but a false alarm.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers, and their fans, avoided a scare Wednesday at training camp when Joe Haden limped off the playing field to be carted up the hill to be further evaluated.

But this is what fans saw from Missi Matthews on Twitter:

When you see a main player like Haden’s name and “carted off the practice field”, you immediately fear the worst. Throw in Haden’s unfortunate injury history and it only increased the stress level of the black-and-gold faithful.

Time passed, and few details were released on Haden’s status, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter chimed in with news of the injury being considered a “minor ankle” injury.

If an injury like this is going to happen, before the team has even played a preseason game would be the time for it to happen. Why? Because it might take the injury a week or so to fully heal, and a player like Haden likely won’t be seeing the exhibition field much until Weeks 2 or 3 of the preseason.

The Steelers have remained a relatively healthy team throughout the preseason, and an injury to a vital player like Haden would certainly dampen the growing excitement surrounding the team heading into the 2019 season.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news, notes and injury updates on all things Steelers as they prepare for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night at Heinz Field in Week 1 of the NFL preseason.

UPDATE

According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Haden had his foot stepped on during a team drill, and the injury isn’t considered serious.

UPDATE

Per the Steelers, Haden is being evaluated and nothing will be addressed till after the game Friday.