As expected, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was Friday night about the Thursday reports concerning recurring headaches that new tight end Ladarius Green is supposedly suffering from. When asked if could elaborate on those reports, Tomlin said that he wouldn’t.
“I can, but I won’t at this juncture,” said Tomlin. “He’s on PUP because of his ankle, we stated that. He’s rehabbed nice, he’s gotten better in that area, but he’s not ready to go. I’m not going to respond to reports from unnamed sources, no.”
Green, who was placed on the team’s Active PUP list at the start of training camp following offseason surgery to repair his ankle, reportedly suffered three concussions in a span of 10 months starting late in the 2014 regular season. Upon being signed by the Steelers, Green blamed sinus problems on him being wrongly diagnosed with his last concussion that took place early in the 2015 regular season.
On Thursday, it was reported that Green having recurring headaches is the real reason why he still remains on PUP and not his surgically repaired ankle.
It’s curious that Tomlin said he could elaborate on the recurring headache report, but wouldn’t. The way he worded that response could easily lead one to speculate that the report is true.
For now, Green is expected to remain on PUP when the team resumes their training camp practices on Sunday at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe. The Steelers signed the former San Diego Chargers tight end to a four-year, $20 million contract this past March. He reportedly had surgery on his ankle this past January.