With only five days from the Steelers Week 12 game against the Ravens to when they face the Washington Football Team in Week 13, both preparation and recovery time have been limited. One injury which crept up on the Steelers was to kicker Chris Boswell who missed Saturday’s practice with a hip injury and had not been listed previously on the injury report. Unfortunately, after Sunday’s walk-through, Boswell has been downgraded to doubtful for Monday’s game.
This per Burt Lauten of the Steelers PR department:
#Steelers Game Status Report update: K Chris Boswell (hip) has been downgraded to doubtful for Monday's game against the Washington Football Team.— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) December 6, 2020
Boswell has attempted 19 field goals on the season making 18 of them. Boswell’s only miss on the season came from 45 yards in Week 11 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Boswell had missed a 54 yard field goal at the end of the first half against the Dallas Cowboys, but a penalty against the Steelers negated the play and Boswell made a career long, and franchise record, 59-yarder.
When it comes to extra points, Boswell has been up-and-down this season. Officially connecting on 31 of 35 attempts, Boswell had an extra point blocked against the Cowboys as well as another miss. Boswell also missed extra points in Week 1 against the Giants and Week 12 against the Ravens. In 2019, Boswell was perfect in PAT’s but only had 28 attempts on the season.
Prior to their Week 12 game against the Ravens, the Steelers signed kicker Matthew Wright to the practice squad. Wright spent the 2019 preseason with the Steelers in a competition with Boswell for the job.
With a doubtful status, the hope of Boswell playing on Monday is quite low. Through the last several seasons, the Steelers have not had a player listed as doubtful actually play in the game.
Stay tuned to BTSC for continued coverage at the Steelers prepare to take on the Washington Football team Monday at 5 PM.