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Steelers Injury Report: Pair of players going through the concussion protocol

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to win in Week 13, but they did suffer a pair of injuries against the New York Giants.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the Week 13 game against the New York Giants a healthy group, but the same couldn’t be said after the game. The team suffered two main injuries, but none were considered the serious variety which could jeopardize a player’s season.

Javon Hargrave and Shamarko Thomas both suffered concussions during the game, and will have to go through the NFL’s strict concussion protocol before they will be considered available to participate in the upcoming game against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.

Mike Tomlin updated the injury situation after the game and stated both players will have to make their way through the mandated protocol before even being considered to play next week.

He did say he will update their status at his Tuesday press conference.

Tomlin did talk briefly about the abdominal injury to kicker Chris Boswell, and outside of saying he doesn’t think it will be a long-term injury, he hasn’t had much time to focus on that as they had to get Randy Bullock acclimated on such short notice.

Other than those injuries, the Steelers continue to be a healthy team, and it has reflected in their play the past three weeks. Continuity is key in the NFL, and the Steelers are seeing that throughotu this three-game winning streak.

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