Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Will Johnson left Saturday night’s Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals with a hamstring injury and while he did not return to the contest, he hopes to play Sunday against the Denver Broncos in the Divisional Round game.
According to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Williams has a grade 2 hamstring pull in his left leg. The former undrafted free agent out of West Virginia took an injection Sunday and is hopeful about playing against the Broncos.
Will Johnson has a grade 2 hamstring pull in left leg. Took an injection today and is hopeful about Sunday.
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) January 10, 2016
The Steelers entered Saturday’s game against the Bengals down one fullback as Roosevelt Nix was lost for the remainder of the season a few weeks ago to a foot injury. The Steelers have been dressing three tight ends for several weeks now and if Johnson is unable to play Sunday, the team might have to use one of them as a lead blocker in the backfield or even think about using backup offensive lineman Doug Legursky in that role on a limited basis.