The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves in a hole early as they face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 15. In what has become a very physical game, the Steelers have three players who have left and are questionable to return according to Burt Lauten of the Steelers PR Department.
Following the Steelers first drive of the game, Derek Watt was injured making the tackle on a punt. Taking a shot to the head, Watt is questionable to return for the Steelers with a concussion.
#Steelers FB Derek Watt has been taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a possible concussion. His return to tonight's game is questionable.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 22, 2020
Another player who is questionable to return for the Steelers is inside linebacker Ulysees Gilbert. Unsure when the injury occurred, Gilbert is apparently dealing with an ankle issue.
#Steelers LB Ulysees Gilbert sustained an ankle injury and is questionable to return tonight.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 22, 2020
In the second quarter, Eric Ebron went to the locker room after sustaining a back injury on a play where it appeared he was hit early has he attempted to catch a pass from Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers only have one other tight end on the roster in Vance McDonald should Ebron be unable to return.
#Steelers TE Eric Ebron sustained a back injury. He has been taken to the locker room and is questionable to return to tonight's game.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 22, 2020
UPDATE: Both fullback Derek Watt and tight end Eric Ebron have both been ruled out for the remainder of the game per Burt Lauten of the Steelers PR Department.
INJURY UPDATE: #Steelers FB Derek Watt & TE Eric Ebron have both been ruled OUT for the remainder of tonight's game.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 22, 2020
Stay tuned to BTSC for continued coverage as the Steelers take on the Bengals in Cincinnati.