The Pittsburgh Steelers are starting to wind down their Monday training camp practice, but according to Alex Kozora, safety Ross Ventrone was carted off the field a short time ago with an injured right leg.
According to Kozora, Ventrone was injured when rookie wide receiver Eli Rogers dove to make and a catch and landed on the right leg of the Steelers safety. Ventrone apparently grabbed for his right ankle after the collision and eventually needed to be helped off the field.
Ventrone ended the 2014 season on the Steelers 53-man roster after being promoted from the practice squad in Week 6. He was a main contributor on special teams last year but did miss two games with a hamstring injury.
Head coach Mike Tomlin might provide an update on the status of Ventrone at the conclusion of practice.
UPDATE: David Todd reports that Ventrone had a walking boot on his right foot this evening.