We’ll continue to hold our breath until we get the official word from Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, but Friday morning reports on Twitter from Ian Rapoport and Jason Cole state that the right knee injuries suffered Thursday night in the loss to the Philadelphia Eagles by linebackers Jason Worilds and Sean Spence aren’t serious.
Worilds limped off the field following a third quarter sack of Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez. After the game, several members of the local media said he was moving around the locker room without issue.
As for Spence, Tomlin tabbed his injury as one to the PCL. The good news with the former third-round draft pick is that it’s not the same knee that he tore up two years ago in the preseason finale. Hopefully all he needs is a little rest.
The Steelers will play their 2014 preseason finale next Thursday night at home against the Carolina Panthers and it won’t be surprising to see both Worilds and Spence sit out that game.
Tomlin will likely update the status of both players along with defensive end Cameron Heyward, who sprained an ankle against the Eagles, during his Tuesday afternoon press conference. Until then, keep your fingers crossed that the early reports concerning both Worilds and Spence hold up to be true.