Injury News Courtesy of Mike Tomlin’s Press Conference

Obviously, Huddle up! Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Obviously, Huddle up!
Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

 

Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference earlier today, and Pittsburgh’s head coach shared his thoughts on everything from Pittsburgh’s recent winning streak to the injury issues which are currently hurting his team.

Some of injury news discussed during the press conference was posted on the Steelers’ official Twitter page:

 

 

 

Keeping an eye on the status of the team’s starting tackles, Kelvin Beachum and Marcus Gilbert, will be of the utmost importance throughout the week. Beachum probably played the best game of his career at the professional level on Sunday, while Gilbert was sidelined for almost the entirety of the Baltimore game with his quadriceps injury.

To their credit, Guy Whimper and Mike Adams stepped in with some solid outings. Moreover, both could very well be called upon to help if injuries limit the starters throughout the week or even during the game in Oakland.

Brett Keisel and LaMarr Woodley were limited last week, so I am not too worried about them suiting up this weekend. However, Cameron Heyward’s illness and his eventual status for Sunday could be something to follow during the next few days.

In addition, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also mentioned that Jerricho Cotchery could be limited early in the week due to an abdominal injury. This of course could be a bad sign, especially since rookie Markus Wheaton has been ruled out due to his broken finger and the subsequent surgery.

Lawrence Timmons, who was an absolute monster (20 tackles) last weekend, might be limited when it comes to grabbing interceptions with his broken left hand during the coming weeks. Yet it looks like he should be back to his tackling machine self even with the cast on his hand, and he amazingly played part of last weekend’s game with the hand injury.

The Steelers can ill afford to lose their best inside linebacker for any extended period, so it is definitely positive to know that he is expected to suit up against the Raiders.

 

 

 

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Topics: Brett Keisel, Cameron Heyward, Kelvin Beachum, Lamarr Woodley, Lawrence Timmons, Marcus Gilbert, Markus Wheaton, Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Redd Mahoney

    Hmmm, “and he amazing played”? Shouldn’t that be amazingly? See your not so perfect, we ALL make mistakes,even professional writers….but who cares? Just say’n.

    I hear that the new TE Gordon is “questionable” with his toe.
    Can you please tell us how he will be used & what kind of skill-set he will bring to the Steelers when he returns?

    Thanks

    • Redd Mahoney

      Yes and I said “your” instead of “you’re” again….so touche. (:

      • Dom DiTolla

        Find out for yourself, you seem to have all of the answers. At least that’s the type of air you give off with your pompous attitude.

        • Redd Mahoney

          No, I didn’t “know this already” so thanks for the info.

          Your articles are actually quite informative and give me ideas of what to look for in the game, so would you just lighten up a little?. You do a good job man.

          The reports today say that the Steelers are showing interest in picking up former Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki. Todd Haley knows him and he could potentially be a good receiving threat for the Steelers especially in the red zone. The reports also mention that he is “injury prone”, Would you consider this to be a good move?

          • Dom DiTolla

            Where did you get the info? I only ask because I am intrigued since the move itself is perplexing and puzzling when I considered the following.

            Moeaki is still a part of the Chiefs organization and is still sidelined with an injured shoulder (fracture I believe). While he was productive as a rookie for Haley in K.C., he has missed almost the entirety of two of his four professional seasons due to injuries (2011: torn ACL).

            Not sure why they’d try to add an injured tight end to their roster while they have one coming back in a few weeks (Matt Spaeth). I’d rather them wait it out then find a #2 option in May’s Draft and try to groom him to replace Heath down the road.

            I’m not doubting you regarding, I’m just struggling to understand how it would benefit the organization down the road.

  • Justin

    I think every post regarding Mike Tomlin should end with “obviously.”

    “The Steelers can ill afford to lose their best inside linebacker for any extended period, so it is definitely positive to know that he is expected to suit up against the Raiders. Obviously.”