The Pittsburgh Steelers will host the Cincinnati Bengals this week and on Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin updated the health of the team during his weekly press conference.
For starters, Tomlin said that linebacker Terence Garvin (knee) has had surgery on his injured knee and that he’ll be out a few weeks moving forward. Garvin injured his MCL during Friday’s practice.
Cornerback William Gay (shoulder) may be limited in practice this week with a shoulder bruise, according to Tomlin. Gay hasn’t missed a game during his career so odds are probably good that he’ll play against the Bengals if he’s able to practice this week.
Tomlin said that defensive end Stephon Tuitt (knee), safety Will Allen (ankle) and quarterback Mike Vick (hamstring) might return this week depending on how they do in practice. Tomlin said they all will be evaluated during the week.
As far as quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee) goes, Tomlin noted that the team is comfortable with where he is right now that they currently expect him to play Sunday against the Bengals. As far as rust being a concern with Roethlisberger, Tomlin said that’s always a concern whenever someone comes off injury. He won’t lose lot of sleep over it, however, when it comes to Roethlisberger specifically.