According to Bob Labriola on the Wednesday edition of Steelers Live, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth appeared to suffer a foot injury during practice after tripping over a linebacker during drills.
Labriola reports Spaeth was sitting on the side with ice on one of his feet after being carted off the field earlier in practice.
At one point in practice, Heath and D.J. Johnson stood together with their knees wrapped, and Spaeth was sitting with ice taped to his foot
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) August 7, 2013
Head coach Mike Tomlin said after practice he thinks Spaeth might have have been stepped on during the drill.
“He stepped wrong, maybe stepped on someone’s foot,” Tomlin said following practice. “We’ll see what it looks like.”
This is certainly good news as the Steelers can ill afford to lose Spaeth for an extended period of time due to both Heath Miller and David Johnson being sidelined indefinitely on the PUP list as they continue to recover from knee injuries suffered last season.
Spaeth, who was signed this offseason following two years away with the Chicago Bears, had just returned to the practice field recently after having to have his knee drained last week.