Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held his end-of-the-season press conference on Wednesday and that included him talking about the health of the team heading into the offseason.
Tomlin started things off by saying that center Maurkice Pouncey (ankle) is doing well in his recovery from the injury that he suffered during the preseason. However, he did reveal that he never really had serious discussions about Pouncey playing this season.
As for players who have already undergone surgeries earlier in the season, Tomlin said all are doing well in their individual recoveries. That list of players includes running back Le’Veon Bell (knee), kicker Shaun Suisham (knee), cornerback Senquez Golson (shoulder), tackle Kelvin Beachum (knee), fullback Roosevelt Nix (foot) and cornerback Cortez Allen (knee).
Several players who ended the season with minor injuries will need procedures done very soon according to Tomlin and that list includes safety Mike Mitchell (left shoulder), kicker Jordan Berry (right shoulder), linebacker Ryan Shazier (knee), tight end Matt Spaeth (knee), guard David DeCastro (ankle) and tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle). Tomlin indicated that Mitchell and Berry will need about 4 months of rehab to recover from their procedures.
As for running back DeAngelo Williams (foot), he will not need surgery, according to Tomlin.