The Pittsburgh Steelers came out of their Sunday win over the Atlanta Falcons relatively healthy as no serious injuries were reported by head coach Mike Tomlin during his post game press conference.
“Mike Mitchell sustained a groin injury, but as you can see, he went back into the game,” said Tomlin. “The rest are just kind of bumps and bruises and I’m sure I’ll have a more complete list for you guys on Tuesday.”
In addition to safety Mike Mitchell leaving the game against the Falcons briefly with an injury, linebacker Lawrence Timmons, safety Troy Polamalu, linebacker Vince Williams, cornerback Brice McCain and tight end Matt Spaeth all also left the field at various points during the game due to injuries. Like Mitchell, all five of them returned to the game.
The Steelers were once again without the services of tackle Marcus Gilbert on Sunday as he missed a third straight game with an ankle injury. Tomlin talked about Gilbert after the game and clarified that he didn’t suffer a setback during the week.
“It’s just those rubber meets the road type moments,” said Tomlin. “We’ve got to go with the most healthy bodies and we did that. We had guys like Marcus who were close, we had guys like James Harrison that were really close. We just felt like in this environment, today, that healthy bodies were going to be the correct bodies and they proved it to be true.”
Tomlin will update the Steelers injury report on Tuesday during his weekly press conference. The Steelers will host the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday at Heinz Field.