The Pittsburgh Steelers lost their preseason opener 14-3 to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday night and they might very well have lost two players to significant knee injuries in the process.
After the game, head coach Mike Tomlin talked about the knee injuries suffered by kicker Shaun Suisham and running back Cameron Stingley.
“Got a couple of significant, or potentially significant injuries,” started Tomlin. “Shaun Suisham’s got a left knee injury, I don’t have anymore information at this time. We’re going to evaluate him and I’ll get it to you obviously as soon as we get it. And Cameron Stingley’s got a right knee, possibly a meniscus, but again, none of those things are definitive at this point. We got to get those guys evaluated. When we do, obviously we’ll get that information to you.”
Suisham was injured while attempting to make a tackle during the opening kickoff of the second half and he did not return to the game.
Stingley was injured in the second half when he was bent over backwards during a run attempt.
Suisham is currently the Steelers only kicker so you can expect that a few will be brought in on Monday for tryouts.