The Pittsburgh Steelers were victorious in Week 8 with a gutsy win over the Cleveland Browns. The 15-10 win was tough in every facet, and it certainly came at a cost when it comes to injuries.
The most notable injury was to kicker Chris Boswell, who left the game after a fake field goal saw him get hit high, and late, which resulted in a concussion. Boswell left the game, and Mike Tomlin stated after the game Boswell was officially in the concussion protocol, which could limit Boswell leading up to Week 9. If the Steelers have something on their side, it is the fact they have an extra day with their next game being a Monday Night Football game at home vs. the Chicago Bears.
The only other notable injury, per Tomlin, was to running back Kalen Ballage. Tomlin said Ballage suffered an injury to his ribs, and was unable to finish the game. Otherwise, all other injuries to the Steelers were labeled as “bumps and bruises associated with the game of football” as Tomlin describes it.
The injury to Boswell will be highlighted heading into next week, and the team will likely be bringing in a kicker for a workout in case Boswell is unable to play next Monday night at Heinz Field. Since the Steelers don’t have a placekicker on the practice squad, it means the team would have to look outside the organization to find kicking help.
Other than Boswell, the Steelers were able to escape the divisional grudge match rather unscathed, and that is a good thing as they prepare for Week 9. Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the Steelers as they press on throughout the regular season.