Injury Report

Another Week And Still No Word As To When TE Matt Spaeth Will Return

Another week and still no concrete word as to when Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Matt Spaeth will be able to return from the Lisfranc injury that he suffered during training camp.

“I hadn’t got an update on him,” said head coach Mike Tomlin of Spaeth during his Tuesday press conference. “He’s in the building. I need to do that. I don’t have it for you, I’m sorry.”

Spaeth, who is eligible to return to practice whenever deemed healthy, has been on the injured reserve list with the designated to return tag since the start of the season. On Friday, Spaeth will have been sidelined a total of 14 weeks.

When and if Spaeth does return to practice, the Steelers will have three weeks from that point to decide whether or not to place him on the 53 man roster or leave him on injured reserve.

For the time being, Michael Palmer will back up starter Heath Miller at the tight end position. Palmer jumped David Paulson on the depth chart released Tuesday by the team.

The Steelers will host the Detroit Lions this Sunday at Heinz Field.

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