When Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin met the media Wednesday afternoon, he described the injury suffered by safety Robert Golden roughly 40 minutes earlier in the day as a significant one. While Golden’s injury might indeed wind up costing him some time, it doesn’t appear as though it will cost him his entire season.
According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider Thursday morning, Golden, who is reportedly still limping some, said his ACL is fine. Golden seemingly indicated the same thing on Twitter.
— Robert Golden (@R0bG0lden) August 6, 2015
While we’ll wait for the official word later in the day from Tomlin, this initial news from Golden is certainly encouraging. The former undrafted free agent out of Arizona was set to be the team’s No. 4 safety this upcoming season in addition to possible again being the captain of the special teams unit.
The Steelers have been short at the safety position as of late as Shamarko Thomas (shoulder), Mike Mitchell (hamstring) and Ross Ventrone (leg) have all missed the last several practices due to minor injuries.
Golden signed a one-year, $1.542 million restricted tender during the offseason.
The Steelers will be back on the fields of Saint Vincent College in Latrobe later today for their ninth training camp practice of 2015.