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Steelers injury list grows heading into uncertain Week 4 game

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ were injury free heading into Week 3, but that isn’t the case heading into Week 4.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans are slated to face off against one another in Nashville in Week 4, but a recent outbreak in the Titans organization has put things on hold. Despite three players and five personnel testing positive for COVID-19, the NFL has told Mike Tomlin and company to proceed as planned until further notice.

That meant Mike Tomlin was in front of reporters, virtually, to discuss the upcoming contest. During that discussion Tomlin updates several injuries, and added a couple names to the list of banged up players.

For players who were injured in Week 3, Derek Watt (hamstring) has already been ruled out of the upcoming game, and Diontae Johnson (concussion) is officially in the NFL’s concussion protocol. Tomlin would not elaborate, or speculate, on Johnson’s availability for the upcoming game.

A new injury which was mentioned was safety/linebacker Marcus Allen (foot). Allen has a plantar fasciitis, which has his availability severely in doubt heading into the game at Nissan Stadium this week.

Other than those injuries, Tomlin was pleased with David DeCastro’s return to the lineup, and didn’t mention any sort of setback from his first game of the season vs. the Houston Texans last Sunday.

Like most weeks, Tomlin said many veterans, including DeCastro, might get the day off Wednesday to help them with their longevity for this odd, strange and unique season in 2020.

Other than the aforementioned players who are injured, the Steelers seem to have a clean bill of health as they head into the final game of their first quarter of the regular season. Will the game go off without a hitch? Will it be moved? Those answers aren’t known at this time, but stay tuned to BTSC for the latest on the upcoming game in Week 4 of the 2020 regular season.

For more information on the Mike Tomlin press conference, check out the recap podcast below: