The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t look good at all Saturday afternoon in their 43-19 preseason loss to the Buffalo Bills and in addition to that, it looks like the team has now lost another kicker as Garrett Hartley injured a hamstring while kicking off in the first half. After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin talked about Hartley’s injury.
“Hartley obviously had a right hamstring and I don’t know the extent of that,” said Tomlin. “It doesn’t look good, obviously.”
Tomlin was later asked if the team will now have to look at other kickers with Hartley likely to be sidelined.
“Again, we’ve got to MRI him, but it didn’t look positive in terms of the opener,” said Tomlin.
Hartley was signed a few weeks ago after kicker Shaun Suisham was lost for the season to a torn ACL in the preseason opener. He had made all four of his field goal attempts prior to him being injured.
The Steelers also lost rookie outside linebacker Bud Dupree to a foot injury during Saturday’s game and Tomlin addressed his status afterwards.
“He had a sore foot,” said Tomlin. “We got him out of the game and I don’t know if it’s of any significance. I’ll address it the next time that we get together, if it is.”
With Dupree out, rookie linebacker Anthony Chickillo played the entire second half at left outside linebacker.