The injury bug is a nasty thing for any NFL franchise, but it sure did rear its ugly head in Week 2 across the entire league. At every glance all you saw on social media, and during live in game updates, were players who were injured.
Some injuries just knocked players out of the game, while others were the season-ending variety.
Pittsburgh Steelers fans get how tough Week 2 can be. After all, it was Week 2 last season when Ben Roethlisberger suffered an elbow injury which ended his season and saw him undergo elbow surgery in the offseason.
Sadly, many players, and some of the marquee players in the NFL, will be undergoing surgeries of their own in the coming days.
Just look at the list of high-profile players who are, or could be, done for the year, this per Field Yates of ESPN:
Yeah, it was like the body bag game, just across the entire league.
But, for once, the Pittsburgh Steelers left their Week 2 game unscathed. For those who are superstitious, I just knocked on wood. But in all seriousness, the Steelers, who were only without David DeCastro (knee) and Stefen Wisniewski (chest and put on Injured Reserve), there were no names which were added to the list after the contest.
This could all change by Tuesday when Mike Tomlin addresses the media, but as of Sunday night the Steelers look to be as healthy as expected. In fact, if they get DeCastro back before the Week 3 game against the Houston Texans at Heinz Field they very well might not have any names on the injury report.
Wouldn’t that be something, but we all know it is unlikely that happens.
Injuries are a part of the game, but when you see players like Nick Bosa and Saquon Barkley being lost for the year, you count your lucky stars for the health of the skill players on the Steelers.
I just knocked on wood again...just in case.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they now turn their attention to the Houston Texans in Week 3.