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Steelers Injury Report: William Gay suffers shoulder injury in loss to Chiefs

The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 23-13 to the Kansas City Chiefs, but also saw their best defensive back leave the game due to a shoulder injury.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers lost 23-13 to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7, but they also could have lost one of their most important defenders with an injury. In the 4th quarter Gay left the game with a shoulder injury and was deemed as questionable for his return to the game.

The loss of Gay would have severe implications for a secondary which lacks the play makers on the back end to lose their best cover cornerback. The injury could be deemed as minor as the team prepares for the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 8 at Heinz Field, which will make Gay's practice availability worth watching early in the week.

The Steelers had to play without Antwon Blake for a short time during the game as he had to go through the appropriate NFL concussion protocol before being allowed to re-enter the game, which he did and was able to complete the game at cornerback.

The Steelers are looking to get two very important players back in the lineup for Week 8, and those would be quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defense lineman Stephon Tuitt. The Steelers struggled getting pressure without blitzing in Tuitt's absence, and it has been proven without Roethlisberger the Steelers' offense is a shell of what it potentially could be.

A more in-depth look at injuries will be provided in Mike Tomlin's weekly Tuesday press conference at 12:00 p.m. EDT.