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Tomlin Doesn’t Anticipate Injuries Will Factor Into 49ers Game

During his Tuesday press conference, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin didn’t name any players by name when he went over the health of the team as they now prepare to play the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday at Heinz Field.

“From a health standpoint, really it’s just some bumps and bruises associated with playing,” Tomlin said. “I don’t anticipate any of that being a real issue at this point, but obviously we will have a practice opportunity tomorrow that will provide more clarity in that area.”

In the Thursday night loss to the New England Patriots, Steelers linebacker Sean Spence (hamstring) and safety Will Allen (concussion) both left in the second half with injuries. Hopefully the extended time between games will allow both players to get back on the practice field at some point during the week. The Steelers first official injury report will be released Wednesday afternoon and at that point we should have a little more clarity as it relates to the status of both players.

For the 49ers, head coach Jim Tomsula indicated Monday night during his post-game press conference that running back Reggie Bush (calf) was the only notable injury suffered by his team in their 20-3 win over the Minnesota Vikings. On Tuesday, however, Tomsula did say that while Bush is moving around fine with his calf strain that he will undergo an MRI.

“He looked good,” Tomsula said. “He’s not running yet but he looks fine.”

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