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Steelers Injury Report: Garrett Hartley's hamstring injury potentially serious

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost more than a game Saturday in Buffalo, they very well could have lost another kicker for the long-term. See who else showed up on the injury report following the loss to the Bills.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost to the Buffalo Bills 43-19 Saturday in up-state New York, but the game wasn't all they lost after they were beat in every facet of the football game. On the injury front there were several players who were held out of the game, as well as many who are new additions to the injury report.

The biggest addition to the injury report is a hamstring injury to recently signed kicker Garrett Hartley. Hartley pulled up after a kickoff early in the second half, and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. After the contest, Mike Tomlin stated Hartley will have an MRI on the hamstring, but it is potentially serious.

Tough news for a kicker who has done a good job the past two weeks for the Steelers, but it looks as if the Steelers will be kicker hunting again. The 'Rent-A-Kicker' pattern continues for the Steelers.


Rookie OLB Bud Dupree left the game with a foot injury; however, it doesn't seem to be a new injury, but a pre-existing injury to the foot.

"I've been hoping it heals and gets better, and I was hoping to play through it, but it just wasn't," Dupree told Neal Coolong of "I'm sure it'll be fine." Mike Tomlin echoed such a sentiment in his post-game report stating he didn't think the injury was of "any significance".


The Steelers were without several regulars in the game Saturday. The players who did not participate were: Lawrence Timmons (toe), Maurkice Pouncey (ankle), Stephon Tuitt (ankle), Darrius Heyward-Bey (undisclosed) and Mike Mitchell (ankle).

With only just over a week before the Steelers travel to Foxborough to play the New England Patriots, getting all hands on deck from a health standpoint is job No. 1, especially for the defense.


The Steelers will wrap up their 5-game preseason Thursday when they host the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field at 7:30 p.m. EST.