The Pittsburgh Steelers were handed their first loss of the 2016 regular season by the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 3, but it wasn't just the embarrassing 34-3 loss which should be a cause for concern, but also the laundry list of injuries which were sustained at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA Sunday.
After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin gave a quick rundown of the injuries sustained. Inside linebacker Ryan Shazier re-injured his knee, a MCL sprain, but was able to return to the game in the second half. Robert Golden suffered a hamstring injury which had him out of the game early in the first half.
Ramon Foster suffered a chest and elbow injury which knocked him from the game, while Lawrence Timmons had a shin injury which required him to go to a local hospital for treatment. According to Tomlin, Timmons was on his way back to the stadium as he spoke to media following the game.
Other injuries were suffered by wide receiver Eli Rogers, who left the game with a foot/toe injury, and safety Mike Mitchell who had a knee injury which is being evaluated.
Looking at the ridiculously long list of injuries, this should be a cause for concern for the team moving forward. With Golden out of the lineup it forced Sean Davis into duty as the safety alongside Mitchell, which meant Artie Burns became the third cornerback on the field, and had several missed tackles throughout the course of the game.
Foster's injury required B.J. Finney to replace him at left guard, where the Eagles repeatedly beat the Pittsburgh pass rush in the interior.
The Steelers now travel back to Pittsburgh with a 2-1 record and have to prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 on Sunday Night Football.