The Pittsburgh Steelers lost three defensive players to injuries during their 31-10 loss Sunday to the Cleveland Browns and after the game head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the walking wounded.
According to Tomlin, nose tackle Steve McLendon suffered a right shoulder sprain in the first half. Mclendon injured that same shoulder earlier in the season against the Baltimore Ravens, but quickly recovered and didn’t miss the next game.
Also injured Sunday were Brett Keisel and safety Mike Mitchell as both players suffered knee sprains in the second half. Tomlin said after the game that both players will be evaluated when they get back to Pittsburgh. Keisel, however, reportedly told reporters after the game that he is fine.
Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward also left the game in the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle after being chop blocked by Browns left tackle Joe Thomas. He returned to game, however.
Linebacker Lawrence Timmons also left Sunday’s game briefly with a back injury but was able to return.