The Pittsburgh Steelers have been accumulating minor injuries which have jeopardized several players' availability for their Week 1 game against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. Some of those injuries of note would be Cameron Heyward (ankle), Anthony Chickillo (ankle) and Javon Hargrave (knee).
Mike Tomlin met with the media for his weekly press conference for the first time in the 2016 season, and the head coach outlined the injury situation not just for the headlining names, but also some players who have been dealing with nagging injuries heading into the season opener.
Tomlin listed the following people as having injuries which are being considered day-to-day:
Cameron Heyward (ankle)
Roosevelt Nix (back)
Shamarko Thomas (groin)
Daniel McCullers (knee)
Cody Wallace (knee)
Markus Wheaton (shoulder)
Tomlin did mention the injury to rookie nose tackle Javon Hargrave, who suffered a knee injury during Monday's practice, and Tomlin said the injury was evaluated and will have the newcomer as day-to-day moving forward.
In somewhat of a surprise, Tomlin did mention Senquez Golson, who is not on the team's injured reserve list but still in a cast after having surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury, as being week-to-week. He said he was "optimistic" about his return in 2016..
The Steelers will have their first official injury report practice on Thursday, where the team will report who practiced, who didn't and who were partial participants in the workout.