As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin updated the condition of guard Justin Cheadle after practice Wednesday and said the young offensive lineman suffered a significant hamstring injury when he went down Monday during practice.
Tomlin calls Cheadle's hamstring injury a significant one
— Chris Bradford (@PghBradford) August 14, 2013
The initial fear was that Cheadle suffered a serious knee injury that resulted in him being carted off the practice field.
Cheadle played 35 total snaps Saturday night in the preseason opener against the New York Giants at both right guard and center.
At worst, it was looking like Cheadle might make the practice squad this year, so his hamstring injury will certainly be a speed bump for him to overcome. At least the injury wasn\’t to his knee, so perhaps he can get himself back healthy to compete in the preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers.
Cheadle ended the 2012 season on the Steelers practice squad and was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Kansas City Chiefs last April.