In the second half of the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday win over the Arizona Cardinals, defensive end Stephon Tuitt left the game with a knee sprain and did not return. On Monday, the former second-round draft pick said that he expects to play in Sunday’s road game against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Tuitt did say, however, that his injury is week-to-week one, so while he expects to play against the Chiefs, it doesn’t necessarily mean that he will. In other words, we’ll have to wait and see what the practice participation reports say starting on Wednesday.
Should Tuitt be unable to play against the Chiefs, there’s a good chance that Cam Thomas would start in his place with Daniel McCullers and L.T. Walton also potentially seeing some playing time.
As far as safety Will Allen goes, he said Monday that he’s unsure if he’ll be able to resume practicing this week on his injured left ankle. Allen missed the Sunday game against the Cardinals with his injury after failing to practice last week. It won’t be surprising to see him miss the game against the Chiefs.
Robert Golden started in Allen’s absence against the Cardinals and appeared play above-the-line. He registered 8 total tackles in the Sunday win to go along with one pass defensed.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin will address the media on Tuesday and thus expected to provide an updated injury outlook for the team at that time.