As a result of a hamstring injury suffered Friday night, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Bruce Gradkowski could be sidelined for an extended amount of time.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, Gradkowski has sizable hamstring tear.
This probably isn’t overly surprising being as Gradkowski reportedly heard a pop in his hamstring while going to the ground following a scramble in the third quarter of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions. The veteran backup was expected to undergo an MRI on Saturday and head coach Mike Tomlin had no update on his condition at the conclusion of Sunday’s training camp practice.
If indeed Gradkowski is expected to be sidelined for an extended amount of time, he might ultimately be placed on the team’s Reserve/Injured list at some point in the coming weeks. Gradkowski missed all of last season due to a shoulder injury suffered during the preseason that ultimately required surgery.
With Gradkowski currently injured, the Steelers will continue to get a long look at Dustin Vaughan during the preseason. Vaughan relieved Gradkowski in Friday night’s game and completed 6 of his 11 pass attempts for 50 yards. Landry Jones started the game in place of Ben Roethlisberger, who was held out of action. Gradkowski took over for Jones in the second half.