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Steelers DT Cam Heyward enters concussion protocol

The Steelers star defensive lineman was injured vs. the Colts

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Pittsburgh Steelers Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

As if a third consecutive loss wasn’t bad enough, the news gets worse for the Steelers.

Star defensive tackle Cam Heyward is in concussion protocol, the team announced.

Heyward hasn’t had the best of luck injury wise this season. He suffered a groin injury that required surgery in Week 1 that caused him to miss the team’s next six games.

Both T.J. Watt and Alex Highsmith were in concussion protocol this week in the leadup to the matchup with the Colts, but both were cleared to play, which may be a good sign for Heyward’s chances to play in Week 16 against the Cincinnati Bengals.