It’s never good when injuries begin to stack up for a team. It’s even worse when it’s all at the same position. After losing guard Matt Feiler in the first quarter during Week 14, rookie Kevin Dotson, who came on in place of Feiler, has also been ruled out for the remainder of the game for the Pittsburgh Steelers. This per Burt Lauten of the Steelers PR Department:
#Steelers G Kevin Dotson is out for the remainder of tonight’s game with a shoulder injury.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 14, 2020
Dotson apparently sustained the injury on the Steelers first drive of the second half. With no other guard dressed for the Steelers, center J.C. Hassenauer, who started the last two games for Maurkice Pouncey, has come on to fill the void at the position.
On the final play of the Steelers opening drive of the second half, Ben Roethlisberger was sacked for the first time in 275 passing attempts. With the Steelers now playing a center at the guard position, it will be a challenge to keep Roethlisberger clean the remainder of the game.
Stay tuned to BTSC as the Pittsburgh Steelers attempt to fight their way back against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.