The Pittsburgh Steelers just cant seem to catch a break as far as injuries go to players lined up in their backfield. Ed Bouchette reports Wednesday morning via Twitter that starting running back Isaac Redman will need an MRI done now on his injured groin.
Redman initially suffered the groin injury during the Friday Night Lights practice almost two full weeks ago, but the injury did not prevent him from playing Thursday night in the Steelers first preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Redman was sidelined in practice on Saturday and Sunday, but returned to practice on Tuesday. It was reported that he might have tweaked the groin again on Tuesday and left practice briefly. When he returned he was reportedly held out of contact.
Jonathan Dwyer, who figures to be the back up to Redman to start the season, returned to practice Tuesday on a limited basis after suffering a shoulder sprain in the game against the Eagles. The Steelers also lost running back John Clay for the season on Tuesday after his MRI revealed a torn quad that he suffered Sunday in practice. The Steelers waived Clay injured on Tuesday and signed former Illinois running back Jason Ford to take the place of Clay on the 90 man roster.
Running back is not the only position that has been dinged in the Steelers backfield as starting fullback David Johnson tore up his knee Thursday night against the Eagles and has since been waived injured and placed on the injured reserve list.